The Rochester Sentinel

2006

Monday, December 2, 2006

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Tuesday, December 3, 2006

Benny R. Cline Sr.

Aug. 19, 1949–Dec. 31, 2005

Benny R. CLINE Sr., 56, Delong, died at 4:09 a.m. Saturday in the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room, Rochester.

Born in Tamcliff, W. Va., to Marion and Bell Riggs Cline, he married Carolyn F. Thomas on April 12, 1969, in Knoxville, Tenn. She died on Feb. 27, 1998. He then married Susan Kite on Oct. 4, 2003, in Delong. She survives. Mr. Cline was a machine operator and truck driver at Braun Seating Co., Leiters Ford. He was a member of Delong Gospel Lighthouse Church and liked to fish, hunt and go bowling.

Surviving with his wife include four sons, Michael W. Cline, Cicero, Ill., Benny R. Cline Jr., Joliet, Ill., Earl B. Cline, Rochester, Randy Cline, Rochester; two daughters, Martha A. Alvaredo, Cicero, Ill., and Rebecca M. Franco, Chicago, Ill.; one stepson, Robert Kite, Rochester; two sisters, Freida Mounts, Logan, W. Va., and Roberta Mitchem, Dry Ridge, Ky.; two brothers, John Henry Cline, Nashville, Tenn., and Earl Cline, Moundsville, W. Va.; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

His funeral service is 1:30 p.m. today at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with the Rev. Floyd Allen officiating. Burial is at IOOF Cemetery, Leiters Ford. Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association and/or the American Heart Association.


 

Lois ‘Maxine’ Metheny

May 18, 1934–Dec. 31, 2005

Lois “Maxine” METHENY, 71, who resided at 1535 E. Ninth St., Lot 36, Rochester, passed away at 7:02 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was a patient since being airlifted there on Dec. 19 after an automobile accident at the intersection of Fulton County Road 700 North and U.S. 31 bypass near Rochester.

She was born the daughter of the late Homer and Lois Bivins Dunlap Sr. on May 18, 1934, in Argos. She resided in the Rochester area the past 40 years. Prior to this, she lived in the Argos and Plymouth communities of Marshall County.

On June 9, 1954, in Plymouth, she took Donald E. Metheny to be her husband. Early on in life, she worked as a waitress at the former Maggie’s Truck Stop, located between Argos and Plymouth and later in Rochester. She also had worked at the former Hardee’s and Hamburger Hut restaurants. She attended the Argos Church of Jesus Christ and was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the: Argos American Legion Post No. 68, Lake Manitou VFW Post No. 1343 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge No. 852, both of Rochester. Paramount in her life was her family. She loved her grandchildren and going to visit with them and other family members. She also loved to travel.

Maxine is survived by her husband of 52 years; three daughters, Betty Elaine Maxwell, Rochester, Robinette Woodruff and husband William, St. Charles, Ky., Debbie Sue Powell and husband Rolland, Akron; a son, Terry L. Metheny and wife Heather, Plymouth; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Sanford and husband Charles, Paris, Calif., and Dorothy Kiggins, Argos; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lyn Ann Holloway on July 1, 2004; and two brothers, Homer Boyd Dunlap Jr. and Robert “Bob” Dunlap.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200

W. 18th St. (Indiana 14 West), Rochester, with the Rev. Lloyd Howard officiating. She will be laid to rest at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home or after 9 a.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at goodfamily@ rtcol.com.


 

Keith Pettry

Keith PETTRY, 30, of 7221 S. 325 East, Macy, (South Mud Lake) died at

10:57 p.m. Friday at the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Larry Read

Larry READ, 65, of 13253 E. Indiana 114, Akron, died at 3:37 a.m. today at Goshen General Hospital, Goshen. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006


 

Ethel M. Kabat

Ethel M. KABAT, 89, Life Care Center of Rochester, died Monday at the nursing home.

Survivors include two sons, Terry J. Kabat, Logansport, and Larry G. Kabat, Anderson; one daughter, Roberta E. Brewer, Macy; one brother, Dan Aughinbaugh, Posie, Calif.; and three sisters, Mary West, Columbus, Hazel Burgess, Seminole, Okla., and Laura Belle Wolfe, North Manchester.

Her funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


 

Larry E. Read

Larry E. READ, 65, of 13253 E. Indiana 114, Akron, died Tuesday at Goshen General Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Read, Akron; two daughters, Debbie Eddy, Warsaw, and Carol Klinger, Akron; one son, Steve Read, North Webster; and one brother, John Neubauer, Fort Wayne.

His funeral service is 1 p.m. Tuesday at Silver Creek Church of God, Silver Lake. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, and one hour prior to his service at the church.


 

Engrid E. ‘Fritzie’ Habig Brown

A memorial graveside service for Engrid E. “Fritzie” Habig BROWN, 79, Rochester, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at White Lick Cemetery, Mooresville. 

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester. Zimmer-man Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.

Thursday, January 5, 2006


 

Keith A. Pettry

Keith A. PETTRY, 30, of 7221 S. 325 East, South Mud Lake, Macy, died Friday in the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room, Rochester.

Survivors include his wife, Nicole Pettry; one daughter, Aurora Pettry, Walkerton; two sons, Cole and Atticus Pettry, both of Walkerton; mother, Patricia Pettry, Macy; father, Roger Pettry, Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Michelle Pettry, Syracuse, and Amy Pettry, Battle Creek, Mich.; and three brothers, Brian Puckett, Nappanee, Paul Pettry, Bremen, and Bobby Pettry, Macy.

His graveside service is 10 a.m. Friday at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, January 6, 2006

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Saturday January 7, 2006


 

Doris I. Klapp

Doris I. KLAPP, 102, of 340 E. 18th St., formerly of 1212 Main St., Rochester, died at 9:10 a.m. Friday at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

Monday, January 9, 2006


 

Doris Irene Klapp

Dec. 21, 1903–Jan. 6, 2006

Doris Irene KLAPP, 102, 340 E. 18th St., formerly of 1212 Main St., Rochester, died at 9:10 a.m. Friday at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Rochester, where she was a resident since May 2003.

Born on Dec. 21, 1903, in rural Ohio to Lula (Burke) Deweese, she came to Rochester from Elkhart in the early 1970s. She married Virgil R. Klapp on March 3, 1925, in Centerville, Mich. He passed away on June 23, 1980.

Mrs. Klapp was a registered nurse who worked at several nursing homes in her career, the last being Hickory Creek in Rochester. She was a member of Westside Apostolic Church, Rochester.

Survivors include two sons, John R. Klapp, Rochester, and Robert Klapp, Mobile, Ala.; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and one son-in-law, Paul Cecrle, Rochester. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Elinore Klapp in August 1986 and Beverly Cecrle in February 2004; three grandchildren, Stephen Cecrle in November 2005, Michael Cecrle in July 1971 and Rebecca Cecrle in August 1968; and one great-granddaughter, Rachael Scott, who was the first victim killed on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Colorado.

Visitation is from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday at Westside Apostolic Church, 510 W. Eighth St., Rochester. Her funeral service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Robert Johnson and the Rev. Michael Rohrer officiating. Burial is at New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Envelopes will be available at the church for contributions to Westside Apostolic Church. Arrangements are by Foster & Good Funeral Home, 128 W. Sixth St., Rochester.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Richard D. Snyder

Richard D. SNYDER, 76, South Toledo, Ohio, died Jan. 3 at Medical University of Ohio, Toledo.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Snyder; brothers, Harold Snyder of Rochester and Charles Snyder; daughters, Peggy Fitzgerald, Sue Hochmuth, Geri Walsh and Julie Bick; and sister, Mary Patricia Snyder.

His funeral service was Saturday at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns church, Toledo. Arrangements were by Walter Funeral Home, Toledo.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006



 

Robert W. Kumfer

Robert W. KUMFER, 76, Ossian, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Kumfer; one son, Stephen R. Kumfer, Ossian; and two daughters, Joyce A. Jeffries, Rochester, and Kay E. White, Ossian.His funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday at Elzey Patterson Rodak Funeral Home, Ossian. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to his service at the funeral home.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


 

Stephen P. Davis

Stephen P. DAVIS, 52, of 9837 N. American Way, Syracuse, died Wednesday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Shireen Davis, Syracuse; two daughters, Stephenie Boesen-berg, Leesburg, Shaundra Davis, Syracuse; his mother, Lois Davis, North Manchester; one sister, Mary Rogers, Batesville; and two brothers, Tim Davis, Syracuse, and Mike Davis, Lawrenceburg.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary United Methodist Church, Syracuse. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse, and one hour prior to his service Saturday at the church.

Friday, January 13, 2006


 

Paul E. Ducker

Paul E. DUCKER, 90, Murfreesboro, Tenn., died Thursday. He was a native of Rochester and was the son of the late Elza and Jennie Ford Ducker.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Marks Ducker; sons, Gary Ducker, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Paul W. Ducker, Bristol, Tenn.; daughters, Janice (Dave) Green, Hemmingway, S.C. Joan (Tom) Bentley, Tullahoma, Tenn.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mr. Ducker was preceded in death by a son, Keith Ducker.

He was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church. He graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Science, went on to receive a degree in theology from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and earned his Masters of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where he later retired from the Chemistry and Physics Department as a professor. He was a founding member of the Middle Tennessee Flying Club and was the founder of the Dominica Project which, along with the citizens of Rutherford County, promoted self sufficiency for the island of Dominica. He later authored the book, “Science, History, and Religion: The Search for Truth in a Cloud of Witnesses.”

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and his funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, Tenn., with the Rev. George Jones and the Rev. Fred Hembree officiating. Burial follows at Evergreen Cemetery.


 

Roy D. Merrill

Roy D. MERRILL, 58, of 800 E. 12th St., Rochester, died at 4:29 p.m. Thursday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Saturday, January 14, 2006


 

Roy Dean Merrill

Roy Dean MERRILL, 58, of 800 E. 12th St., Rochester, died Thursday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Merrill, Rochester; daughter, Regina Renee Sutton, Talma; brother, Melvin C. Merrill, Kewanna; and sisters, Nancy Anderson, South Bend, Peggy Marlin, Indianapolis, and Mary Avery, Mount Spurgeon, S.C.

Private graveside services will be at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2005


 

C. Lemoine Kercher

July 22, 1910–Jan. 14, 2006

C. Lemoine KERCHER, 95, Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru, died at 6:20 p.m. Saturday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru. He had lived in Gilead 91 years of his life.

Born in Miami County to Charles H. and Minnie Harman Kercher, he married Hazel B. King on Aug. 24, 1940, in Warsaw. She passed away Jan. 3, 2000.

Mr. Kercher retired from farming and had done electrical work. He attended Akron Church of God and had recently been nominated as a candidate for king in Miller’s Merry Manor’s Sweetheart Contest.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Kay and husband Max Myers, Akron, and Sandra and husband Mike Miller, Peru; one son, Richard and wife Brenda Kercher, Roann; seven grandchildren, Bryon and wife Stephanie Myers, Blake and wife April Myers, Brett and wife Lori Myers, Tonya Kercher, J.R. Kercher, Heather and husband Lee Simpson, and Hayley and husband Kameron Donaldson; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Marie Kercher, Opal Hill and Marjorie Maglecic; and one brother, Ralph Kercher.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305

W. Rochester St., Akron, with pastors George Dinkel, Steve Fleck and Terry Canfield officiating. Burial is at Roann Community Cemetery, Roann. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of God.

Connie (Doody) Posey

Connie (Doody) POSEY, 39, of 4245 E. 3 Mile Road, Monterey, died at 6

a.m. Sunday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

F. Margaret Souther

F. Margaret SOUTHER, 88, of 20982 Elm Road, Tippecanoe, died at 3:20

a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Kimberly Kay Witmer

Kimberly Kay WITMER, 34, Mishawaka, died Saturday at Hospice House, South Bend. She was a 1989 graduate of Argos High School.

Survivors include her husband, Chuck Witmer, Mishawaka; father and stepmother, Larry and Shirley Crow, Wakarusa; mother, Juanita Crow, Plymouth; three sons, Nathanial and Cory Witmer, at home, and Garrett Haddix, Plymouth; two daughters, Rebecca Crow, at home, and Katie Haddix, Plymouth; one brother, Anthony Crow, Plymouth; and three sisters, Tracey Miller, Plymouth, Christina Prater, Rockville, and Katrina Hager, Plymouth.

Her funeral service is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Visitation is from 3 p.m until her service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


 

Connie (Doody) Posey Garn

Connie (Doody) Posey GARN, 39, Monterey, died Sunday at her residence. Survivors include her father and stepmother, Alduff Sr. and Terri Doody, Oklahoma; half-brother, Alduff Doody Jr., Plymouth; and half-sister, Tami Biggs, Oxnard, Calif.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Toshiko Y. Smith

Nov. 25, 1935–Jan. 16, 2006

Toshiko Y. SMITH, 70, Galveston, died at 8:10 a.m. Monday at her home in Galveston.

Born Nov. 25, 1935, in Hyogoken, Japan, to Shigema and Sawae (Kawamura) Yamaoka, she married William L. Smith on Feb. 7, 1958, in Tokyo, Japan.

Toshiko was a homemaker and retired from Delco Electronics in 1998 after 26 years service. She enjoyed traveling with her husband while in the military, living and making friends all over the world. She enjoyed shopping, cooking, needle crafts and yard work, but most importantly, her family and grandchildren. She was an avid IU basketball fan and loved to watch all kinds of sports. Toshiko was very proud to be an American and of her American citizenship. The friends she met at home and abroad meant everything to her.

Survivors include her husband, William L. Smith, Galveston; son, Thomas L. and wife Angie Smith, Rochester; grandchildren, Cory, Leighnee and Kaelee Smith; great-grandchildren, William Fisher and Aidan Richey; sister, Harumi Hayashioa, Japan; brother, Shigetoshi Yamaoka, Japan; help brother, Yozo Niiya, Japan; brother- and sister-in-law, Robert and Rebecca Smith, Galveston; niece, Brenda and husband Mike Fross; special friends, Nancy and Tom Madru and daughter Joy. She was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter, Abby.

Her graveside funeral service is 1 p.m. Thursday at Galveston Cemetery in Galveston with Pastor John Hrynk officiating.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Murray-Weaver  Funeral Home, 401 S. California St., Galveston. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


 

F. Margaret Souther

Aug. 2, 1917–Jan. 14, 2006

F. Margaret SOUTHER, 88, of 20982 Elm Road, Tippecanoe, died at 3:20

a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

She was born in Marshall County to Clarence Henry Powers, who passed away when she was young. She was raised by her mother Hazel Clymer Powers Walters and stepfather, Alonzo “Lon” Walters. She lived her entire life in this area, with the exception of 11 years when she lived in Chicago, Ill. She married Edward Souther on Aug. 14, 1938, in Rochester. He died Nov. 16, 1981.

She and her late husband, Edward, had owned and operated the Riverview Restaurant on Indiana 110. She was also a homemaker and a beautician for several years in earlier years. She received her beautician education in Chicago, Ill. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Rochester, and was a Talma High School graduate.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy and husband Pastor Larry Inboden, New Market, Va.; one son, David and wife Connie Souther, Rochester; five grandchildren, Terry Inboden, Tammy Inboden Wilson, Toby Inboden, Nathan Souther and Jason Souther; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Cleo Kelly, Michigan. She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Davis; and two brothers, Harold and David Walters.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Liberty Baptist Church, 2089 Liberty Road, Rochester, with Pastor Todd Kauffman of Liberty Baptist Church officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


 

Connie (Doody) Posey Garn

A memorial service for Connie (Doody) Posey GARN, 39, Monterey, is 1

p.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. She died Sunday at her residence.


 

Erma D. Martin

Erma D. MARTIN, 93, Tempe, Ariz., and formerly of Rochester, died at 4:45

p.m. Tuesday in Tempe, Ariz. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Phillip Steven Studebaker

Phillip Steven STUDEBAKER, 45, Winona Lake, died Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Thursday, January 19, 2005


 

Michael ‘Hal’ Apple

July 5, 1942–Jan. 17, 2006

Michael “Hal” APPLE, 63, of 15837 Beech Road, Bourbon, died at 6:38 a.m. Tuesday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident at U.S. 30 and Beech Roads in Marshall County.

Hal was born July 5, 1942, to Herschell Apple and Shirley Coar Apple. He was a resident of the Bourbon area all his life. Hal married Linda Thacker on July 1, 1960. She survives.

He was a farmer and a truck driver for North Central Agri Center of Plymouth. He graduated from Bourbon High School with the class of 1960. He was a huge stock car fan and raced for many years on local tracks. He enjoyed golf, basketball, especially sporting events of his grandchildren and Notre Dame sports. He was a member of the Etna Green Church of Christ, Masonic Lodge of Bourbon/Plymouth and the Bourbon American Legion.

Hal is survived by his wife, Linda; three children, Kandi Davis, Bourbon, Monti and wife Elizabeth Apple, Akron, and Hedi and husband John Music, Bourbon; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his mother, Shirley Apple, Sebring, Fla.; two sisters, Karen and Richard Delp, Plymouth, and Carol and Richard Steele, Cullman, Ala.; and his brother-in-law, Richard Thacker Sr., Rochester. He was preceded in death only by his father.

A celebration of Hal’s life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Etna Green Church of Christ, 206 W. Broadway, Etna Green, with Mike Delp and Richard Thacker Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon, and also one hour prior to his service Saturday at the church. Burial is at Summit Chapel Cemetery, Bourbon. Memorials may be made to the Hal Apple Education Fund for his grandchildren.


 

Nina E. Chapman

Aug. 17, 1915–Jan. 17, 2006 Nina E. CHAPMAN, 90, of 1229 Lakeshore Drive, Rochester, died at 1:09

a.m. Tuesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, after a sudden illness. Born in Rochester to Porter and Luvilla (Ballenger) Rhodes, she was a housewife and member of Tiosa Brethren Church, Tiosa.

She is survived by four daughters, Mary (Rev. Millard) Knapp, Michigan, Charolotte “Dolly” (Roy) Easterday, Rochester, Nancy (Jack) Conoway, Michigan, and Doris (Harold “Harry”) Molter, Rochester; one stepdaughter, Donnie (Tony) Hobbs; one stepson, Lee Chapman; two sisters, Lorene (Don) Spice and Irene Miller, both of Rochester. She was preceded in death by first husband, Herman Kindig in 1954; her second husband, Harold Chapman in 1991; two daughters, Shirley Shirk and Carolee Powell; one stepdaughter, Jeanette Chapman; one grandson, Rick Walters; four brothers; and two sisters.

Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, 128 W. Sixth St., Rochester, with the Rev. Millard Knapp officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Athens Cemetery.


 

Alice Garner House

July 26, 1919–Jan. 16, 2006

Alice Garner HOUSE, age 86, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, formerly of Kewanna, died at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs at 2:25 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2006.

She was born Alice Garner in Leiters Ford, on July 26, 1919, to Clyde and Grace Garner. She was a 1937 graduate of Kewanna High School. After graduation she married Leslie C. House on Sunday, Nov. 23, 1941. During the war years, she worked various positions in South Bend, later working at Moser’s Grocery Market in Kewanna, then at Houser’s Market and finally at the MarLo Restaurant. Alice was a great railroad mom, always getting up at any hour for uncles, cousins or her son to fix meals, drink coffee and visit. After a heart attack in 1984, she was a homemaker and worked in Fulton County as a volunteer with the Senior Citizens group. In 1999 she was recognized as Fulton County’s Area 5 Volunteer of the Year. She attended First Baptist Church, Kewanna.

She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in late 2001 and relocated to Council Bluffs, Iowa, to reside with her son, Gary. She continued to enjoy walking, gardening and yard work until late summer 2004. After several hospital visits and a broken hip in October 2005, she became a resident of Midlands Living Center, Council Bluffs, until her last illness.

Two parents, Clyde and Grace Garner; four brothers, Dick, Chester Dale, Leonard and Burdette; grandparents, great-grandparents; all known aunts, uncles and several cousins preceded her in death. Her husband, Leslie, preceded her on Oct. 3, 1984.

She is survived by her son, Gary, Council Bluffs, Iowa; nieces, Karla Depue, Winamac, Jenny Craig, Logansport, Vicky Scantlen, Warsaw; nephews, Tom Garner, Kewanna, Alan Garner, Kansas City, Mo.; spouses, children and extended family.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Kewanna. Pastor John W. Cochran will officiate. Final disposition will be at Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and after 8

a.m. until noon Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, and one hour before the time of service at the church. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association.


 

Phillip Steven Studebaker

Oct. 16, 1960–Jan. 17, 2006

Phillip Steven STUDEBAKER, 45, of 1219 Wooster Road,  Winona Lake, died Tuesday morning at his residence.

He was born in Peru to Paul and Patricia A. Miller Studebaker. His fiancee was Kathy Sullivan, Pierceton.

He had worked at Othy in Warsaw for 19 years and also at Stephen’s Service Station in Akron for nine years. He was an avid NASCAR fan and also an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle rider. He graduated from Tippecanoe Valley High School in 1979.

Survivors include two sons, Jason and Jordan Studebaker, Claypool; mother, Patricia Studebaker, Akron; fiancee, Kathy Sullivan, Pierceton; three brothers, Paul and wife Linda Studebaker, Akron, Don and wife Lori Studebaker, Warsaw, and 

Ron and wife Lisa Studebaker, Akron; stepmother, Elizabeth Studebaker, Kokomo; stepsisters, Donna, Vicki, Sondra and Cindy; four nieces; one nephew; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Studebaker, on May 14, 2002.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Rob Seewald officiating. Burial is at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Memorials may be made to the Jason and Jordan Studebaker Educational Trust Fund.

Friday, January 20, 2006


 

Liberty Jessica Grace Nies Bartram

Liberty Jessica Grace Nies BARTRAM, daughter of Latisha Nies-Scott and Richard Bartram, Kewanna, was stillborn at 7:08 p.m. Wednesday at Logansport Memorial Hospital, Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Kenneth W. Isley

Kenneth W. ISLEY, 56, of rural Mentone, died at 6:38 a.m. Thursday at the Elkhart General Hospital emergency room. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Erma D. Martin

Nov. 29, 1912–Jan. 17, 2006 Erma D. MARTIN, 93, Tempe, Ariz., formerly of Rochester, died at 4:45

p.m. Tuesday in Tempe, Ariz.

Born in Cambridge City to Jesse and Maude Payton Hoover, she was first married to Arthur Ballinger, who preceded her in death. She then married Robert Eugene Martin on Oct. 21, 1967. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 1989. She was a Rochester resident until 2000, when she moved to Tempe.

Mrs. Martin was the office manager for Safway Steel of Rochester and had owned and operated Erma’s Shirt Tales of Rochester and Warsaw. She was the Rochester City Clerk under Mayor Hill’s administration. She graduated from Cambridge City High School in 1928 and was a member of First Christian Church, Rochester. She was active in Senior Swimming and RSVP Bingo, both of Rochester.

Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Tolley and husband Phil, Tempe, Ariz., and Donnis Lantz, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Katherine Giglio, Debbie Bachman, Norman Lantz, Bobby Howard, Michelle Howard Herbein, Polly Irwin, Gary Basham and Greg Basham; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Sharon Evans; one son, Jim Ballinger; and a grandson, Deke Bruck in 1988.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200

W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with the Rev. Jill Walley officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 3 p.m. to 6

p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to her service Monday at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to United Cerebral Palsy or to the Autism Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

Saturday, January 21, 2006


 

Liberty Jessica Grace Nies-Bartram

Liberty Jessica Grace Nies-BARTRAM, daughter of Latisha S. Nies-Scott and Richard Ellis Bartram, Kewanna, was stillborn at 7:08 p.m. Wednesday at Logansport Memorial Hopsital, Logansport.

Surviving besides her parents are maternal grandparents, Julie and Mark Clupper, Kewanna; maternal great-grandparents, Linda and David Scott, Culver; maternal great-great-grandparents, Edna and Chester Carpenter, Kewanna; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Elwin Kenneth and Geneva Clarice Bartram; maternal grandfather,

Joseph D. Nies; maternal great-grandparents, Beth and Robert Nies. Her funeral service is 1 p.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Tim McFarland officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Kewanna IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Liberty Jessica Grace Nies-Bartram Memorial Fund.


 

Kenneth W. Isley

March 1, 1949–Jan. 19, 2006 Kenneth W. ISLEY, 56, of 7939 S. 1000 W., Claypool, died at 6:38 a.m. Thursday at Elkhart General Hospital emergency room unexpectedly.

Born in Rochester to Noble and Reba Wagner Isley, he had spent most of his life in this area. He married Glinda Swafford on May 29, 1969 in Warsaw, she survives.

He was employed at Fairmont Homes in Nappanee. He had also worked for Creighton Brothers and had been a truck driver. Survivors include 1 daughter, Melissa and husband Kerry Getz, Mentone; 2 sons, Jeremy and wife Melissa Isley, Mentone; James Isley, at home; 3 grandchildren, Natasha, Mallorie and Brian; 7 sisters, Juanita Utter, Argos; Barbara Reese, Bourbon; Lorette Miller, Midland City, Ala.; Mary and husband Larry Hammond, Claypool; Cindy Poage, Claypool; Sue and husband John Miller, Peru; Norma and husband Delbert Bolen, Burket; 3 brothers, Larry and wife Edith Isley, Logansport; Max and wife Eileen Isley, Akron; Carlton and wife Marcelle Clemans, Cali. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home in Mentone with Pastor Chad Burkhart officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5

p.m. Sunday. Burial will be at Athens Cemetery, Athens.

Monday, January 23, 2006


 

Donald F. Harshman

May 29, 1934–Jan. 21, 2006 Donald F. HARSHMAN, 71, of 705 E. Fourth St., Lot 5, Rochester, died  Saturday at his residence.

Born in Frankfort to Dallas and Inas Carr Harshman, he moved from Florida and lived in Rochester for 20-plus years. On Oct. 1, 1999, he married Linda Marsh at Olive Branch Church of God, Roann.

Mr. Harshman had been a supervisor at ACCRA Pac Inc. of Elkhart and was a member of Olive Branch Church of God, Roann. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and enjoyed playing a round or two of golf.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Harshman, at home; twin daughters, Denise and husband Dwayne Yocum, Macy, and Deane and husband John Carter, Wabash; two sons, Dennis and wife Kathy Harshman, Tampa, Florida, and Daniel and wife Renee Harshman, Chili; two stepsons, Fred Hastings Jr., Plymouth, and Todd Hastings, Koontz Lake; seven grandchildren; one sister, Brenda and husband Skip Goodwin, Florida; and twin brother, Ronald and wife Joan Harshman, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200

W. 18th St. (Indiana 14 West), Rochester, with the Rev. Lowell Burris officiating. Burial is at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 2

p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to his service Tuesday at the funeral home. Electronic condolences may be made to the family at goodfamily@ rtcol.com.


 

Esta G. Howard

Nov. 27, 1914–Jan. 21, 2006

Esta G. HOWARD, 91, of 702 Pam St., Warsaw, died at 6:32 p.m. Saturday at her residence.

Born in Khandwa, C.P., India, to Carl C. and Florence Nell Englehardt Herrmann, she married Dr. Arthur W. Howard on Aug. 27, 1939, in Muncie.

Mrs. Howard retired as a United Methodist Missionary nurse and was a member of First United Methodist Church, Warsaw. She graduated from Taylor University and Indiana University Nursing School.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Arthur W. Howard, Warsaw; two sons, Dr. J. Arthur “Jerry” and wife Wanda Howard, Akron, and the Rev. Dale and wife Susan Howard, St. Paul, Minn; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Judith.

A celebration of her life will be with a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Warsaw, with Pastor David Hines officiating. Private graveside rites will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. There is no visitation. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Clara Swain Hospital, India, in care of First United Methodist Church, 179 S. Indiana St.,Warsaw, IN 46580.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

[None] Wednesday, January 25, 2006


 

Tom Hill

Tom HILL, 69, Akron, died at 12 a.m. today at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


 

Amanda K. Ramsey

Amanda K. RAMSEY, 25, of 223 W. 11th St., Rochester, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Merle L. Rouch

Merle L. ROUCH, 70, of 17 E. 600 South, Rochester, died at 12:40 a.m. today at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton.


 

Opal L. Shull

Nov. 30, 1903–Jan. 24, 2006

Opal L. SHULL, 102, Rochester, and formerly of Kewanna, died at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Born in Wolcott, she was the daughter of James and Eva Williams Spencer. She graduated from Monon High School in 1922. On Sept. 15, 1928, she married Paul E. Shull in St. Joseph, Mich. He preceded her in death on May 26, 1976. A homemaker, she was a member of Kewanna United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rochester.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharlene Haimbaugh and her husband Allison, Rochester, and Dana Nichols and her husband John, East Lyme, Conn.; two sons, Charles Shull and his wife Cathy, Marietta, Ga., and William Shull and his wife Karen, Sugar Grove, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Neal, Lisa, Bill, Kenneth, Kimberly, Valerie and Jennifer; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, six sisters and one grandchild.

Her funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with Pastor Mike Tatman officiating. Burial will be at Riverview IOOF Cemetery, Monticello. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and after 8 a.m. Friday until the service.

Thursday, January 26, 2006


 

Tommie L. Hill

Aug. 21, 1936–Jan. 25, 2006

Tommie L. HILL, 69, of 856 S. 1000 East, Akron, died at 12 a.m. Wednesday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. He was in failing health since November. Born in Akron to Maxwell C. “Jim” and Kathleen Murphy Hill, he married Judith Hammond on Nov. 11, 1956, in Akron. She survives at home.  Mr. Hill worked at Sonoco Products Co., Akron, for 40 years. He began as a secretary and then became office manager of accounting and then 

inventory controller. He was a member of the Sonoco Products Co. Old Timers Club and attended Akron Church of God, where he most recently was treasurer. He was an active Akron Lions Club member and a 1954 graduate of Akron High School where he played basketball. He also enjoyed farming and operated Grandpa’s Barn Antiques.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Nina Shultz, Fort Thomas, Ky.; two sons, Brian and wife Jean Hill, Matthews, N.C., and Bruce Hill, Wakarusa; six grandchildren, Derek Hill, Lauren Hill, Jared Hill, Nichols Hill, Amy Schultz and Matthew Schultz; one sister, Sharon and husband Richard Hoffman, Etna Green; and one aunt, Nada Murphy Alspaugh, Watkinsville, Ga.

His funeral service is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Akron Church of God, 301 West St., Akron, with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of God.


 

Amanda Kay Ramsey

Dec. 3, 1980–Jan. 24, 2006

Miss Amanda Kay RAMSEY, 25, of 433 E. 18th St., Apt. 20, Rochester, died at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday of natural causes at Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis. She was a patient there since Monday.

Born in Wabash to Donald and Bev Smith Ramsey, she was a proud 1999 graduate of Rochester High School. In 2004, she graduated from Indiana University at Kokomo with a bachelor of science degree in human resources and business administration. Amanda enjoyed collecting willow trees.

Sunday was her favorite day of the week, as she looked forward to dinner at Aunt Sis’s then cruising around for hours to unwind, enjoying the scenery, life and living. Hanging out with friends were times she treasured. Amanda’s brother, Travis, was a true bud and always there with her and for her through life’s victories and supporting her when challenges were presented.

Aunt Amanda was very proud and cherished the many quiet moments she spent with her nephew, Maison Lee Ramsey. His smile, the twinkle in his eyes and the love he shared with her was paramount in her life.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Bev and Verlin Ramsey, Rochester; her father and stepmother, Donald and Beth Ramsey, Rochester; brother, Travis Ramsey and fiancee Alyssa Bowser, both of Akron; nephew, Maison Lee Ramsey, Akron; maternal grandparents, Barb and Dan Gaby, Akron, Allen Smith, Akron; paternal grandparents, Jim Ramsey and Mary Hopkins, Akron; many special cousins; and numerous aunts and uncles, among them is very dear Uncle Bill and Aunt Sherri Ramsey, Akron. She was preceded in death by a loyal and special friend, Ryan Utter on Feb. 2, 2002; and her paternal grandmother, Connie Ramsey in 2003.

Her funeral service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Lowell Burris officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to her service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Amanda Kay Ramsey Memorial Scholarship Fund or to the Riley Hospital Pediatric Pulmonary Clinic. Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at goodfamily@ rtcol.com.


 

Merle L. Rouch

Jan. 26, 1935–Jan. 25, 2006 Merle L. ROUCH, 70, of 17 E. 600 South, Rochester, passed away at 12:40

a.m. Wednesday at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport.

Born on Jan. 26, 1935, in Liberty Township, Fulton County, he was the son of Charles A. and Ruth (Gregory) Rouch. On April 1, 1956, in Fulton, he married Nada D. Fry. She survives.

Mr. Rouch had worked for Pepsi-Cola and had been a farmer and carpenter. He was a member of Fulton Wesleyan Church and enjoyed woodworking and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Nada D. Rouch, Rochester; daughters, Rachel and husband Ray Hohenstein, Thomasville, Ga., Ramona and husband Ross Houy, Royal Center; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brothers, Paul and wife Christina Rouch, Bunker Hill, and Dwight and wife Deloris Stout, Bunker Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Richard Dean officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to his service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton Wesleyan Church or to the Gideons International Memorial Bible Program.


 

William A. ‘Bill’ Savage

William A. “Bill” SAVAGE, 75, Venice, Fla., and formerly of Rochester, died Jan. 13 at a Tampa, Fla., hospital.

Survivors include two sons, Stuart Savage, Indianapolis, and William Jeffrey Savage, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; one sister, Ann Kain, Lexington, S.C.; and one brother, Steve Savage, Macy.

A memorial service is planned for midsummer at his brother’s farm in Macy. Arrangements were handled by the National Cremation Society in Sarasota, Fla.

Friday, January 27, 2006


 

Carol Elizabeth Black

March 24, 1918–Jan. 25, 2006 Carol Elizabeth BLACK, 87, of 1555 N. Main St., Frankfort, died at 8:35

p.m. Wednesday at Wesley Manor Retirement Community. Born in Liberty Township, Fulton County, to Ross Earl and Carrie Elizabeth Friend Baldwin, she married Paul L. Black on April 13, 1939.

Carol lived in Fulton for two years, Sweetser in Grant County for 42 years and at Wesley Manor Retirement Community in Frankfort since 1983. She was a longtime but currently inactive member of the Sweetser United Methodist Church, a junior church leader for 16 years, a junior high school girls Sunday School class teacher for 21 years, a chairman of the library and church history committee, a YMCA Tri-Hi-Y counselor for five years, a resident volunteer of the Wesley Manor Ceramic Shop, treasurer of the self-supporting ceramic fund and a Fulton County 

Historical Society member.

She graduated from Fulton High School in 1937 and from State Beauty College, Marion, in 1951.

Survivors include her husband, Paul L. Black, Frankfort; one son, David L. Black, Orange, Calif.; two sisters, Catherine Beattie, Rochester, and Marilyn Blacketor, Sky Valley, Calif.; one brother, H. Wayne Baldwin, Rochester; three grandchildren, Sherrie L. Black, Pagosa Springs, Colo., Mark Ryan Black II, Orange, Calif., David L. Black Jr., Laguna Niguel, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Court-ney and Brendan Black. She was preceded in death by one son, USMC Lance Cpl. Mark Ryan Black, who was killed in the Vietnam War on Aug. 14, 1967, and one brother, Ronald J. Baldwin.

Her funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Amanda Reid Memorial Chapel, Wesley Manor Retirement Community, Frankfort, with Chaplain Sheldon Grame, Pastor Richard Kistler and the Rev. Mick Wilson officiating. Burial is at 3

p.m. Tuesday in the chapel at Grant Memorial Park, Marion. Visitation is from 5

p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Genda Funeral Home, Frankfort, and one hour prior to her service at the retirement community. Memorials may be made to Sweetser United Methodist Church Trustees, 413 N. Main St., Sweetser, IN 46987 or Wesley Manor’s Chapel Needs or the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome. com.


 

Margaret Geneva Fouts

Margaret Geneva FOUTS, 91, Peru, died Wednesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Survivors include three sons, David Fouts, Deedsville, Dale Fouts, Peru, and Duane Fouts, Naples, Fla.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Saturday, January 28, 2006


 

George A. Fields

George A. FIELDS, 54, of 203 Saner Drive, Akron, died at 1:40 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Monday, January 30, 2006


 

John L. Clark

April 21, 1936–Jan. 30, 2006

John L. CLARK, 69, of 9451 S. Amanda Drive, Claypool (Beaver Dam Lake), formerly of North Manchester, died at 12:01 a.m. today at his residence. Born in Wabash County, he was the son of Cyril and Marie Williams Clark. He graduated from Chester High School, North Manchester, in 1955. On Jan. 22,  1972, he married Joyce A. Sparks in Sidney.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he retired from GTE Telephone Company after 33 years. He attended Akron Church of God and had been a member of the Jaycees  in North Manchester. He enjoyed camping, traveling, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Clark, Claypool; one daughter, Jessica Jane and husband Charles Schubert, Fort Wayne; one son, John Christian Clark and wife Nellie, Defiance, Ohio; four grandchildren, Caleb and Rachel Schubert and Olivia and Grant Clark; one sister, Linda and husband Bob Montel, Warsaw; and three brothers, Frank and wife Evelyn Clark, North Manchester, Jim Clark, Ohio, and Jerry and wife Sharon Clark, North Manchester.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Akron Church of God, 301 West St., Akron, with Pastor Terry Canfield and Pastor Steve Fleck officiating. Burial will be at South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW posts. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko County Home Health Care & Hospice, Warsaw, or Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester.


 

George A. Fields

Jan. 22, 1952–Jan. 27, 2006

George A. FIELDS, 54, of 203 Saner Drive, Akron, died at 1:40 p.m. Friday at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.

Born in Logan County, W. Va., to George Jr. and Willetta Varney Fields, he married Bonnie L. Huffman Shepherd on Oct. 24, 1986, in Belfry, Ky.

Mr. Fields had worked for 24 years at Invensys Controls Division, North Manchester, as a setup man. He was a Wabash High School graduate and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie L. Fields, Akron; four daughters, Michele and husband Harold Brandenburg, Warsaw, Melissa Shepherd and fiance Arack Jimenez, Sidney, Melinda Shepherd, Akron, and Brandi Fields, North Manchester; two sons, Dan and wife Becky Fields, North Manchester, and Chris Fields, North Manchester; nine grandchildren; and three sisters, Reva and husband Floyd Johnson, Silver Lake, Brenda Janet Lambert, Wabash, and Jackie and husband Jim Sleighter, North Manchester. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Fields.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305

W. Rochester St., Akron, with pastors Billy Fields and Steve Fleck officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion and VFW posts of Rochester. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of God.


 

Grace Adell Gates

Jan. 23, 2006–Jan. 28, 2006 Grace Adell GATES, 5 days, of 5248 E. 575 North, Rochester, died at 3:30

a.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. She was born on Jan. 23 in South Bend to Harley Gates and Jamie Elizabeth Roe, who survive.

Also surviving are her maternal grandmother, Rhonda Barnett and husband Michael, Rochester; maternal grandfather, David Roe; paternal grandmother, Teresa Gates, Rochester; great-grandparents, Lloyd and Eunice Rich, Rochester, and Bill and Betty Vance, Rochester; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A private graveside service will be held at Rochester IOOF Cemetery with Pastor Jill Walley officiating. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to the South Bend Memorial Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.


 

Sheila T. Hopkins

Sheila T. HOPKINS 70, 102 Indiana Avenue, Rochester, died at 7 a.m. today at her daughter’s residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006


 

Mildred Z. Eagle

April 18, 1920–Jan. 28, 2006 Mildred Z. EAGLE, 85, formerly of Sunset Towers, Washington, died at 4:05

p.m. Saturday at Hospice of South Central Indiana, Columbus. Born in Daviess County to Oliver and Ollie Christy McCracken, she married Orval Alfred Eagle on Aug. 22, 1941. He passed away on July 19, 1966. Mrs. Eagle attended Washington schools and was a cook at Williams Drug Store for 12 years. She enjoyed activities with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Diana and Tim Meeks, Columbus, and Donna Sue and Gordon Potter, Rochester; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Oral E. McCracken, Donald Lewis McCracken, Arthur Ottis McCracken and Howard Ray McCracken.

Her funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel, 308 E. Walnut St., Washington, with the Rev. Keith Meece officiating. Burial is at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation begins after 10 a.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana.


 

Kathryn L. ‘Katy’ Gaerte

May 9, 1926–Jan. 30, 2006 Kathryn L. “Katy” GAERTE, 79, of 5039 E. 1600 North, Macy, died at 11:07

a.m. Monday at her residence. She battled cancer for 12 years. Born in Wabash County to Edwin and Berniece Kiefaber Gillespie, she married John E. Gaerte on March 28, 1948, in Wabash.

Mrs. Gaerte was a homemaker. She attended Lincolnville grade school and graduated from Wabash High School in 1944. She was runnerup in the 1943 Glad Queen contest and a member of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, the Summit Club and the Perry Do Rites Club. She was also a member of Wabash Presbyterian Church, then the Zion Lutheran Evangelical Church, North Manchester. She lived in the Gilead and Akron area for 56 years.

Survivors include her husband, John E. Gaerte, Macy; one daughter, Marcia and husband John Cole, Troy, Mich.; one son, John Mark and wife Merry Gaerte, Macy; four grandchildren, LeAnn and husband Gary Scacco, Rolling Meadows, Ill., Mark J. and wife Nikole Gaerte, Defiance, Ohio, Jenna Cole, U.S. Army, Fort Lewis, Wash., John W. Cole, Troy, Mich.; one great-granddaughter, Piper Kathryn Gaerte; one sister, Helen and husband Don Draper, Logansport; and one brother, John A. and wife Fran Gillespie, Wabash.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Deaconess Sabine Thomas officiating. Burial is at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Miami-Wabash County Home Health Care/Hospice.


 

Sheila T. (O’Donnell) Hopkins

Sheila T. (O’Donnell) HOPKINS, 70, of 102 Indiana Ave., Rochester, died Monday at her daughter’s residence in Rochester.

Survivors include her sons, James Hopkins, St. Louis, Mo., Daniel Hopkins, Reston, Va.; John Hopkins, Richard Hopkins and David Hopkins, all of Plymouth; daughters, Therese Drake, Rochester, Kathleen Hall and Margaret Nixon, both of Plymouth; and one sister, Judith LeBeau, Orlando, Fla.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s-of-the-Lake Catholic Church, Culver. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to the service at the church.


 

Nancy E. Poulin

Nancy E. POULIN, 51, of Patten Road, Stafford, Conn., died Sunday at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs, Conn.

Born in Rochester, she was the daughter of Florence (Ehlinger) Hunter and the late James Schwandt. Nancy was employed by Smith’s Aerospace Components as an inspector. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she served as superintendent of Sunday School for many years.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 10 years, Alcide P. Poulin, Stafford, Conn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lauren and Nathan Eldredge, Willington, Conn.; a stepson, Eric Cassol, Boxborough, Mass.; her mother, Florence Hunter; a brother, Lawrence Ehlinger; two sisters, Carol Goodman and Barbara Wolfe, all of Indiana; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Church Street, Stafford Springs, Conn. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, c/o Sunday School, 8 Church St., Stafford Springs, CT 06076. Introvigne Funeral Home Inc., 51 E. Main St., Stafford Springs, Conn., has care of the arrangements.

The family of Nancy Schwandt Townsend Poulin would like to invite friends and family to Hickory Creek nursing home, Rochester, on Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. to share memories of Nancy to help bring closure of her death.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006


 

Madaline R. Burgess

Madaline R. BURGESS, 82, Lake Bruce, died Tuesday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.Survivors include her husband, William J. Burgess, Lake Bruce; one son, Bruce Burgess, Monticello; and two daughters, Bonnie Lemaster, Gary, and Nancy Burns, Ava, Mo. Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to her service Friday at the funeral home.


 

Robert Lowell Guhse

March 16, 1941–Jan. 30, 2006

Robert Lowell GUHSE, 64, who resided on East County Road 425 North, Rochester, passed away at 9:26 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, after becoming ill at home.

He was born March 16, 1941, in South Bend, the son of Lowell and Mary (Gilmer) Guhse, and has lived in Rochester 15 years, moving here from Corning, Iowa.

On April 25, 1970, in Carmel, he married Vickie S. Garner Blount, who survives. Also surviving is his daughter, Kimberly (Tim) Cooney, Corning, Iowa; his son, Kenneth (Laura) Guhse, Creston, Iowa; a stepdaughter, Debra Klimek, Rochester; and two stepsons, Robert (Kim) Blount, Mooresville, N.C., and William (Alice) Blount, LaPaz. Also surviving are six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Joyce (Wayne) Wallace, North Liberty; and two brothers, Richard Guhse, San Jose, Calif., and Raymond (Barbara) Guhse, Millersville, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Matthew Blount; a great-grandson, Caleb Blount; and one sister, Joan Wagner.

He was co-owner, with his wife, of A & T-Two in Rochester for the past 15 years, and previously was employed with Easy Heat in Lakeville for 27 years. He served his country in the United States Army.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, in Palmer Funeral Home, 314 S. Michigan St., Lakeville, with Douglas Pomeroy, his nephew, officiating. Graveside services and burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Palmer Funeral Home, Lakeville.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Guhse may be offered to River Bend Cancer Society, 711 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend, IN 46617, or to The American Heart Association, 3816 Payshere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.


 

Alice Marie Smitley

Alice Marie SMITLEY, 85, formerly of Kewanna, died at 2:11 p.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Lafayette. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Thursday, February 2, 2006


 

Mary L. Horn

Mary L. HORN, 86, Warsaw, formerly of Mentone, died today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Bert D. Kamp

March 1, 1916–Feb. 1, 2006 Bert D. KAMP, 89, of 14484 E. 100 North, Akron (Rock Lake), died at 2:50

p.m. Wednesday at Hickory Creek, Rochester.

Born in Fulton County to James A. and Eunice Shireman Kamp, he married Beulah Swihart. She preceded him in death.

Mr. Kamp had been a carpenter and retired from Pike Lumber Co. in 1979. He loved playing the guitar, the harmonica and the accordion and had played a lot in the area.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Edith Shriver, Blanche Haines and Evelyn Swihart; and one brother, Lloyd Swihart.

His funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305

W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Steve Fleck officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the organization of one’s choice.


 

Wilbur Mitschelen

Wilbur MITSCHELEN, 77, Guthrie, Okla., formerly of Akron, died Friday in Guthrie, Okla.

Survivors include two sons, Richard, Guthrie, Okla., and David, Lavonia, Ga.; and one sister, Mabel White, Indianapolis.

Cremation and a memorial service will be in Guthrie, Okla., at a later date.


 

Alice Marie Smitley

Sept. 19, 1920–Jan. 31, 2006

Alice Marie SMITLEY, 85, of 318 W. Main St., Kewanna, formerly of the Bruce Lake community, passed on to her eternal rest at 2:11 p.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Lafayette.

She was born Sept. 19, 1920, in Adams County as the daughter of Ervin and Mary Minnich Poling. She had resided in the Kewanna-Bruce Lake area of Fulton County since 1962 when she came here from Peru.

On Aug. 19, 1945, in Decatur, she was wed to the Rev. Keith J. Smitley. They had 52 wonderful years together before he preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1997. She was a homemaker and the mother of five children. She was an active member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, where she had been the church organist and pianist for a number of years, and the United Methodist Women of the church until her health began to fail her.

She is survived by three daughters, Janice Wentzel (Gary) and Eunice Urbin (Ned), both of Kewanna, and Beverly Perry of Springfield, Ohio; two sons, Philip Smitley (Madge) of Bunker Hill, and the Rev. David Smitley (Debb) of Otterbein; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jerry Poling of Iuka, Miss. Several very special nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two granddaughters, Lori Ann Perry and Karla Jo Urbin; one great-granddaughter, Precious Eileen Urbin; one great-grandson, Jeremy Denver Green; and one sister, Marjorie Carr.

A celebration of her life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St. (Indiana 14 West), Rochester, with the Reverends David Smitley and Mike Tatman officiating. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday or one hour prior to her service Saturday. Electronic condolences may be sent to her family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

Memorials may be made to either the Gideon’s International or the Wings of the Morning Flight Ministry. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Friday, February 3, 2006


 

Shirley DeVore

Shirley DeVORE, 81, of 11859 N. 700 West, Silver Lake, died at 11:27 p.m. Thursday at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


 

Blair D. Gagnon

Blair D. GAGNON, 84, Oak Brook Village, Huntington, formerly of the Akron area, died Thursday at his residence. There are no immediate family survivors.

His funeral service is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Visitation is one hour prior to his service Sunday.


 

Mary L. Horn

Nov. 25, 1919–Feb. 2, 2006 Mary L. HORN, 86, of 2122 Sally St., Warsaw, formerly of Mentone, died at

8:38 a.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. Born in Miami County to Walter and Blanche Hanson Cumberland, she

married Eldon Horn on Sept. 22, 1940, in Etna Green. He survives in Warsaw.

She was a homemaker and a member of Mentone United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Horn and partner Marcia Shreve, San Jose, Calif., and Cheryl and husband Jerry Ryman, Warsaw; two granddaughters, Angela and husband Randy Heinsman, Warsaw, and Nicole and husband Matt Dick, Warsaw; five great-grandchildren, Madi-son, Kensington and Jeremy Dick, Warsaw, and Victoria and Justin Heinsman, Warsaw; and one brother, Loren and wife Betty Cumberland, Claypool. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth and Evelyn Cumberland; and seven brothers, Paul, Vernon, Walter, Eldon, Frank, Warren and George Cumberland.

Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Her funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Doris Smith and the Rev. Will Lawson officiating. Burial is at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Memorials may be made to Mentone United Methodist Church or Kosciusko County Hospice.

Saturday, February 4, 2006


 

Jonathan Roy Bell

May 24, 1984–Feb. 2, 2006

Jonathan Roy BELL, 21, of 2543 N. Ohio, Kokomo, who now resides in heaven, died at 12:55 a.m. Thursday as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born May 24, 1984, in Kokomo, the beloved son of Abigail Tippy Bell and beloved grandson of Nola Jane Tippy, both of Kokomo.

He attended a Christian school for 11 years and completed his education in 2002. In his youth he attended and was active in the First Assembly of God Church, Kokomo. Jonathan loved the Lord and the Lord loved him. He enjoyed listening to music, being with his friends and riding his motorcycle. He was skilled in archery and excelled in swimming and other water sports.

Also surviving are his father, Gayland Bell, of Kokomo; two aunts, Rebecca Tippy Abrams, of New York, N.Y., Sue Ann Beattie, of Ft. Myers, Fla.; one uncle, Michael D. Mikels, of Light House Point, Fla. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Tippy, and his great-grandmother, who he dearly loved, Clara Mikels, of Rochester.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, Grecu Chapel, 414 W. Jefferson, Kokomo, with Pastor Chuck Griffith officiating. Burial will follow at Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday.


 

Shirley deVore

Shirley deVORE, 81, of 11859 N. 700 West, Silver Lake, died Thursday at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her husband, Robert H. deVore, Silver Lake; two daughters, LaDeanna Thompson, Claypool, and Tammy L. deVore, Fort Wayne; and one son, Robert G. and wife Tina deVore, Akron.

Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


 

Harry R. Shidaker

Nov. 12, 1912–Feb. 3, 2006

Harry R. SHIDAKER, 93, 1729 Wabash Avenue (Wynnfield Crossing) Rochester, passed away at 3 a.m. Friday at his residence.

Born on Nov. 12, 1912 in Fulton County, the son of Jonas and Mae (Lunsford) Shidaker. On Aug. 7, 1937 he married Kathleen E. ‘Betty’ Reames in Tippecanoe. She preceded him in death on April 2, 2001. He retired as Clerk-Treasurer for the town of Bremen.

Mr. Shidaker had been a Bremen resident since 1938 and the past few years made his home at Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran having served in the Infantry during the European Theater. He was a member of the Bremen Masonic Lodge #414, South Bend Valley Scottish Rite, Bremen American Legion #191, Bremen V.F.W. Post #8972 and D.A.V. of South Bend.

Survivors include his brother, Lester and wife Lois Shidaker, Rochester; one sister, Gladys Leap, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Ethel Shidaker in 1944.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Woody Slade officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bremen Hospital.


 

Katryna Jane Rentschler

May 3, 1920–Feb. 3, 2006

Katryna Jane RENTSCHLER, 85, Twelve Mile, passed away at 12:01 p.m. Friday at her residence.

Jane, as she was known by friends and family, was born on May 3, 1920 in Peru to Walker L. and Mary J. (Wilson) Casper. She was a lifetime resident of Fulton and Cass counties. On May 18, 1941 she married Carl D. Rentschler in Fulton County. He preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 1985. They farmed the land that Jane lived on as a child.

Jane graduated from Fulton High School in 1938. She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church where she also served 23 years as president of the Fulton Ladies Aid, was a member of the Bethlehem Township Home Ec. Club, and was a member of the 3 C’s Club of Fulton County. As an active member for 63 years of the Fulton O.E.S., Jane spent 5 years as Treasurer and 16 years as chaplain. She was Worthy Matron of Eastern Stars in 1954 and 1971 and was also a Member of the Past Patrons and Matrons. Jane Loved to knit and crochet, and had a real passion and talent for caning chairs.

Survivors include her daughter, Karlajean Gregory, Lafayette; son Ken and wife Teresa Rentschler, Twelve Mile; grandchildren, Nicholas Gregory, Matthew Gregory, Lafayette; Kristi Rentschler, Shawn Rentschler, Twelve Mile; Maxine Hartzler, Fulton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers Jake Casper and George Casper.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Fulton United Methodist Church, Fulton, with Rev. George Hapner and Dave Marty officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, and one hour prior to service at the church. Eastern Star service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ladies Aid of Fulton United Methodist Church.

Monday, February 6, 2006


 

Glenn W. Niederer

Glenn W. NIEDERER, 79, formerly of 316 W. 750 South, Rochester, died Wednesday at V.A. Northern Indiana Healthcare Systems, Marion.

Survivors include one son, William Niederer, South Bend; two daughters, Cheryl Morse, Grass Valley, Calif., and Greta Landis, Rochester; and one brother, Stanley Niederer, Havana, Ill.

A private graveside service was Sunday at Fulton Cemetery. Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, handled arrangements.

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

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Maynard Deloise Burkett

June 17, 1920–Feb. 5, 2006

Maynard Deloise BURKETT, 85, a resident of Streamwood, Ill., for 45 years, died Sunday at St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Born in Rochester, he was a school bus driver for School District U46. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of VFW Post 5151, Streamwood, and a past post commander of VFW Post 6366, Northlake, Ill.

He was the beloved husband of the late Angela and Annabell; loving father of Therese (Douglas) Kates, Aurora, Ill., and Lisa (Colin Padal) Fiedler, Carol Stream, Ill.; proud grandfather of Jason Bailey and Tamara (Brian) Larson, Tabatha Burkett, Leslie, Jamie and Matthew Fiedler; cherished “GG” of Olivia and Guinevere; and father-in-law of Raymond Fiedler, Carol Stream, Ill. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. He’ll also be missed by his faithful companion, “Midnite.”

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Countryside Funeral Home, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd., Streamwood. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 9

p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin, Ill.


 

Mildred May Royer

Feb. 28, 1919–Feb. 6, 2006

Mildred May ROYER, 86, of 507 Hawthorne Trail, North Manchester, died at 7:53 p.m. Monday at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

She was born in Cass County to the late Frederick and Maude (Riley) Stackhouse. On Feb. 19, 1944, she married Dee Royer, who survives. She was preceded in death by one brother, Roy Stackhouse.

She taught elementary school for 25 years and retired in 1972. She taught at Cass County; Logansport; White River, Indianapolis; and Royal Center.

She was a member of First Christian Church of Rochester, Good Sam RV Club No. 13, Holiday Rambler Club Chapter 56, Eastern Star No. 58 of Logansport, State Retired Teachers, Wabash County Retired Teachers, Shepherds Center and the North Manchester Historical Society.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East St., North Manchester. The Rev. Woody Slade, Chaplain Joan Deeter and Pastor Martha Cory will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Friday until the service at the chapel. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Memorials may be made to Wabash Hospice, 710 N. East St., Wabash, IN 46992 or Wabash County Cancer Society, 5 Maple Court, North Manchester, IN 46962.

DeLaughter-McKee Mortu-ary, North Manchester Chapel, is handling

arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the Royer family at

www.delaughtermckee.com. Thursday, February 9, 2006

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Friday, February 10, 2006


 

Ruby E. Dickson

Ruby E. DICKSON, 87, Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Culver, formerly of Richland Center and Rochester areas of Fulton County, died at 8:40 p.m. Thursday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Allie Jo Frye

Dec. 5, 2005–Feb. 9, 2006

Allie Jo FRYE, 2 months, one of the Frye triplets born Dec. 5, 2005, in Indianapolis, passed away Thursday at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital, Indianapolis. Allie was the daughter of Dennis and Nonie (Brown) Frye, Twelve Mile, and the granddaughter of John and Connie Brown and Betty Frye and her late husband Larry “Buck” Frye. Other survivors include her two sisters, Caleigh Brianne and Britny Nicole, at home; her sister, Cateline Leigh, who is still in the hospital; and great-grandparents, Gene Brown, Eva Terry and Billie Gibbs.

On Thursday morning, Allie was raised into eternal life in heaven to join her sister, Bailey Gene, who passed away Dec. 15.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Twelve Mile United Methodist Church with Pastor Teri White officiating. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery, Logansport. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, envelopes will be available for memorial contributions at the church or by contacting the funeral home.

Saturday, February 11, 2006


 

Ruby Evelyn Dickson

April 26, 1918–Feb. 9, 2006

Ruby Evelyn DICKSON, 87, Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Culver, formerly of the Fulton County area, died at 8:40 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

She had been in failing health.

Born in Fowler, to the late August and Lillian Belle Moore Swanson, she lived most of her life in the Rochester community except four years at Lakeville. On March 1, 1934, in Rochester, she married Norman T. Dickson. He preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1996.

A homemaker, she was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Rochester. She had been involved with the Fulton County Civic Foundation and had served on the Prill School Advisory Board.

Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Sauer and husband Robert, Lakeville, and Norma Murray and husband Larry, Rochester; one son, Ronald Lee Dickson and wife Dorthy, Lakeville; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Elaine Swanson, Warsaw, Helen Swanson, Rochester, and Lorraine Swanson, Pierceton; and one brother-in-law, Leonard Dickson, Argos. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Edna Dickson and Ramona Johnson; and six brothers, John, Frank, Albert, Lynden, Harold and Carl Swanson.

Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Chaplain Tom Padberg officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. to 6

p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Monday. Memorials may be made to the Hopice & Palliative Care Center, 112 S. Center St., Plymouth, IN 46563. Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at goodfamily@ rtcol.com.

Monday, Feb. 13, 2006


 

Leta Jean Corbitt

Sept. 21, 1932–Feb. 10, 2006

Leta Jean CORBITT, age 73, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Feb. 10, 2006. She was residing at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.

She was born Sept. 21, 1932, the daughter of Elmer and Jessie (Donnal) Kemerer at Hicksville, Ohio.

She graduated from Hicksville High School with the class of 1950. On Aug. 9, 1952, she was united in marriage to Olin Corbitt.

She was a homemaker and served alongside her husband as he pastored Hillcrest Baptist Church in Rochester and Evangel Baptist Church in Silva, Mo.

Leta is survived by two sons, Stephen (Judy) Corbitt, Defiance, Ohio, and Donnal (Becky) Corbitt, Fort Wayne; two daughters, Carolyn (Steve) McMillan, Rhome, Texas, and Bonnie (Paul) Blair, Warsaw; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Max, Floyd, Edward and Franklin; and sisters, Eileen Carr and Evelyn Slattery. Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Pastor James Fry, Free Christian Church of God, Continental, Ohio, will officiate. Burial will be at Six Corners Cemetery, Hicksville. Memorials may be made to the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, South Bend.


 

Donna Jean Saine

Jan. 31, 1937–Feb. 12, 2006

Donna Jean SAINE, 69, of 6304 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday at her residence. She was in failing health since Aug. 25, 2005.

Born in Rochester to Otis and Maud Bliley Town, she lived her entire life in the Fulton County area. She attended Richland Center School and was a 1955 graduate. On Oct. 20, 1956, in Fort Wayne, she married Kenneth E. Saine. She was a homemaker, but had been employed as a secretary for the Bendix Corporation, South Bend. She also was employed at Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester. She retired from there in 1998. She was a member of the Local Union of Needle Trades Industrial & Textile Employees. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Saine, Rochester; one daughter, Pam Ryan, Rochester; one son, Bob Saine and wife Linda, Daulton, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Michael, Robert, Steven, Annette, Stephanie, Brandy, Bridget and Shelley; and eight great-grandchildren, Brooke, Ryan, Britt, Bree, Angel, Kayla, Aaron and Rebecca. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother, Jimmie Town.

Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Larry Stutzman officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. through the hour of the service. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Electronic condolences may be made to the family at goodfamily@ rtcol.com.

Tuesday, Febrary 14, 2006


 

Betty J. Fant

Feb. 4, 1945–Feb. 13, 2006

Betty J. FANT, age 61, formerly of Rochester, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at The Woodlands, Muncie, following an extended illness.

She was born Feb. 4, 1945, in Kosciusko, Miss. She was a homemaker and member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Muncie.

She is survived by her husband, whom she married March 16, 1968, William

W. Fant; three children, Wayne and wife Jennifer Fant of Plainfield, Doug and wife Aimee Fant of Muncie, and Carrie and husband John Cornelius of Indianapolis; her father, William L. Douglas of Mesquite, Texas; one brother, William and wife DeEtte Douglas; four grandchildren, Andrew Cornelius, Benjamin Cornelius, Natalie Fant and Laurelen Spring. Also surviving are six nieces, seven nephews, 10 aunts, 10 uncles, and 17 cousins. She is preceded in death by her mother, Alma Maude (Jenkins) Douglas.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 610 N. Reserve, Muncie, with Pastor Kevin Karner officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 W. Kilgore Ave., Muncie, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Burial will follow at Marion National Cemetery in Marion. Memorial contributions may be made to the National MS Society Training and Resource Center, 700 Broadway, Suite 810, Denver, CO 80203, Attn: Donation Processing.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


 

John M. Agnew

Sept. 9, 1923–Feb. 14, 2006

John M. AGNEW, 82, Kewanna, died at 6:07 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Born in Frankfort, he was the son of Robert W. and Bessie E. Zellers Agnew. He graduated from Kewanna High School in 1941. 

On May 31, 1947, he married Virginia Rans in Wakarusa. He was an independent insurance agent with his own agency for 47 years. He retired in 1999. He was a member of the Indiana Independent Insurance Agents; Kewanna United Methodist Church, where he had served as trustee; and Kewanna Alumni. He was the

head of the Kewanna Harvest Festival in 1972.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, at home; two sons, John Agnew Jr. and wife Pam, Rochester, and Greg Agnew and wife Jackie, Warner Robins, Ga.; one daughter, Marsha and husband Ed Tomerlin, Hebron; one brother, Wayne Agnew and wife Helen, Kokomo; one sister, Lois Sights, South Bend; 10 grandchildren, Eric Tomerlin, Erin Tomerlin, Jeff Agnew, Kirsta Ohern, Jarrod Agnew, Jeremy Agnew, Joshua Agnew, Kim Hunter, Bob Plantz and Kelly Barquin; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard; one great-granddaughter, Britney; and one brother-in-law, Herb Sights.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Kewanna United Methodist Church, with Pastor Mike Tatman officiating. Burial will be at Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, and one hour before the service Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to Kewanna United Methodist Church and Life Care Center, Rochester.

Thursday, February 16, 2006


 

Dona L. Eber

Dona L. EBER, 86, Venice, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday in Venice, Fla.

Survivors include one daughter, Lora J. Saleh, Nokomis, Fla.; and one son, Lary A. Eber, Kewanna.

Her funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and two hours prior to her service at the funeral home.


 

Michael Mathews

Michael MATHEWS, 63, Cherry Tree Lane, Rochester, died at 4:12 a.m. Wednesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


 

Kathryn Shireman

Kathryn SHIREMAN, 82, 3595 E. 750 South, Macy, died at 5 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Friday, February 17, 2006


 

Dona L. Eber

Nov. 9, 1919–Feb. 14, 2006

Dona L. EBER, 86, Manor Care Nursing Home, Venice, Fla., formerly of Nokomis, Fla., and Rochester (Kewanna), died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at her residence. Born in Pulaski County to John and Inez Farley Kestle, she lived in Rochester for 39 years. On Aug. 2, 1943, she married Burl E. Eber at her parents home in Pulaski County, southwest of Kewanna. He died July 23, 1991. Mrs. Eber was a homemaker and enjoyed assisting her late husband with the operation of the family farm near Kewanna. She cherished the love shared and time spent with all her family and had attended Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Bruce Lake (Kewanna). Survivors include one daughter, Lora J. Saleh, Nokomis, Fla.; one son, Lary A. Eber and wife Nancy, Kewanna; three grandchildren, Mark Alan Eber and wife Allyson, Winamac, Scot Alan Eber and wife Nicole, Avon, and Ramy Saleh, Nokomis, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Mason, Peyton, Blayre and Kendyl Eber, all of Winamac. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a granddaughter, Renae Sue Eber on May 18, 1986. Her funeral service is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor David Sommers officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and two hours prior to her service Saturday at the funeral home. Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Michial D. Mathews

Michial D. MATHEWS, 63, of 861 Cherry Tree Lane, Rochester, died Wednesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Annetta Mathews, at home; one daughter, Jennifer Mathews, Rochester; two sons, Michial Mathews, Rochester, and Tracey Mathews, Rochester; one brother, Ronald Mathews, Daytona, Fla. His funeral service is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to his service Saturday at the funeral home.


 

Kathryn N. Shireman

Oct. 5, 1922–Feb. 16, 2006 Kathryn N. SHIREMAN, 83, of 1127 Pontiac St., Rochester, died at 5 a.m.

Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester, where she was a patient since Feb. 10.  Her health was failing the past six months. Born in Argos to Warner and Frances Dunlap Bradfield, she lived in

Rochester since 1949 after coming from Marshall County. On Sept. 18, 1949, she married Howard Shireman in Argos. He died June 4, 1964.

Kathryn retired from Topps Manufacturing in 1988 and previously worked at Rochester Telephone Company. Her hobbies of special interest included cooking and genealogy.

Survivors include two daughters, Sara J. Mattice and husband Bruce, Macy, and Jenny L. Corey and husband Jeff, South Bend; and three grandchildren, Marcy Mattice, Indianapolis, Dan and Grace Corey, South Bend. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a grandson, Steven Mattice in 1999.

To honor Kathryn’s request, a private family service will be held Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor David Sommers officiating. Burial is at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Memorials may be made to the Steven Bruce Mattice Memorial Scholarship Fund, Northern Indiana Community Foundation, PO Box 807, Rochester, IN 46975.


 

Richard Lee Turner

Richard Lee TURNER, 30, of 410 E. Water St., Lot 15, Akron, died Wednesday at his residence.

Survivors include his wife, Amanda Turner, Akron; one daughter and two sons; his mother, Jane Stubbs, Peru; his father, Larry Turner, Kokomo; one sister, Brittany Turner, Kokomo; three brothers, Larry Turner Jr., Amboy, Mike Turner, Rochester, and Brian Turner, Texas.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday. February 18, 2006


 

Robert Dean Bruce

Jan. 23, 1960-Feb. 16, 2006

Robert Dean BRUCE 46, 7720 E. 550 North, Rochester, Indiana passed away at 12:38 p.m. Thursday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident at SR 19 and Kosciusko County Road 200 South.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1960 in Dayton, Ohio the son of Floyd and Lula (Burt) Bruce. On Feb. 14, 1991 in Leiters Ford, he married Carol J. Hartman and she survives.

Mr. Bruce had been a supervisor at Winona Powder Co., Elkhart, and had retired from the Indiana National Guard. He was a member of the Westside Apostolic Church, Rochester and enjoyed working in his yard. 

Survivors include his wife, Carol J. Bruce, Rochester; son, Jeremy Leazenby-Bruce, Walton, Indiana, father, Floyd Bruce, Lake Cicott; step-children, Aaron Baker, Rochester; Bartholmew Baker, Rochester; Careasa and husband Scott Justice, Rochester; D.A. Baker, Houston, Tex.; Eric and Tina Baker, Mentone; Flynn and wife Becky Whittington, Dayton, Tenn.; Gregory and Kari Whittington, Goodland, Kan.; 14 grandchildren, sisters, Dana Hosinger, Mansfield, Ohio, Roweana McKinney, Port Richey, Fla; Diane Howe, Port Richey, Fla; brothers, Mike Cales, Mulberry, Fla.; Jack Cales, Carter, Kentucky; Carl Weiss, Tampa, Fla.  He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Devon McCain officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to service at the fuenral home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Indiana Army National Guard Honor Guard assisted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts. Fellowship and luncheon will take place proceeding graveside services at the Westside Apostolic Church 510 W. Eighth St. Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert Bruce Memorial Fund. 


 

Margaret G. Carroll

Margaret G .CARROLL , 91, Garden Apartments, Akron, died Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru.

Survivors include one daughter, Susie Winters, Akron; one son, Joe Carroll, South Carolina; and one brother, Don Reed, Kokomo.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mt. Hope Cemetery Chapel, Peru. Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until the service.


 

William ‘Paul’ Gooch

Sept. 27, 1923-Feb. 17, 2006

William “Paul” GOOCH, 82, of Nyona Lake, passed away Friday at his residence.

He was born on Sept. 27, 1923 to George A. and Dessie (Brown) Gooch in Peru. On April 17, 1946, he married Imogene (Summers) Gooch at First Church of God, Kokomo. She survives.

He retired in 1982 from Indiana Bell where he had worked in the Toll Department. He attended Kokomo High School. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was affiliated with Howard Masonic Lodge #93, Elks Lodge #190 and the Moose Lodge, all of Kokomo. He enjoyed tennis, golf, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Annette Gooch Dietzer and husband Jake, Pinellas Park, Fla.; Yvette and Larry Mayes, Greentown; and four grandchildren, William P. Mayes, Kokomo; Jenna W. and Joshua P. Dietzer, both of Pinellas Park, Fla.; and Nicole McIndoo and husband Josh, Kokomo.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo. Military honors will be held at the cemetery by Kokomo V.F.W. Military Rites team. Entombment is at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Calling hours are from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice in Rochester.

Monday, February 20, 2006


 

Bernard ‘Nardo’ William Gundrum

June 9, 1932–Feb. 17, 2006

Bernard “Nardo” William GUNDRUM, 73, Fulton, died at 11:50 p.m. Friday at his residence.

Born in Royal Center, he was the son of Otto F. “Jim” and Monica B. Gerlach Gundrum. He first married Wanda Mae Holcomb on Aug. 31, 1951, in Denver. She preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 1994. He later married Lois Jean Hazel in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 9, 1999.

He retired from Exide Corporation in 1989 after 28 years of service. Bernard had also worked 10 years on the Pennsylvania Railroad.

He was a past commander and member of the Rochester American Legion Post No. 36, past Chef-DeGare of 40 & 8, a life member of the Kewanna VFW Post No. 1121, and a member of Rochester Moose Lodge No. 1107 and Rochester Eagles Lodge No. 852. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a 1950 graduate of Fulton High School, where he was a member of the All-County Basketball Team.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Gundrum, Fulton; two sons, Richard Gundrum and wife Karyn, Logansport, and Mark Gundrum and wife Brenda, Fulton; one stepdaughter, Debbie Carpenter, Jackson, Mich.; three brothers, James Alfred Gundrum and wife Bette, Kewanna, Ronald F. Gundrum and wife Lois, Fulton, and Thomas D. Gundrum a


 

Clarice B. Halfast

Clarice B. HALFAST, 88, of 2225 West Side Road, Rochester, died at 9:45

p.m. Sunday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester


 

Gladys Blair Williams

Gladys Blair WILLIAMS, 92, of 2239 Heritage Drive, Rochester, died at 2

a.m. Sunday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, and Jones Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, Ky.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


 

Clarice B. Halfast

March 17, 1917–Feb. 19, 2006 Clarice B. HALFAST, 88, of 2225 West Side Road, Rochester, died at 9:45

p.m. Sunday at her residence. Her health was failing one month.

Born in Moores, N.Y., to Malvile and Myra Tracy Bell, she married Dr. Richard Halfast on May 10, 1942, in Plainfield, the same day he graduated from medical school. He survives in Rochester. They enjoyed 63 years of marriage.

Mrs. Halfast was a homemaker and a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Kokomo. She was a 1934 graduate of Moores High School, Moores, N.Y., and graduated from Taylor University, Upland, in 1938. She received a B.A. in Christian Education. She lived in Rochester since 1983 and had resided part-time at Lake Manitou since 1953 after she moved from Kokomo. She was a fanatic collector of clocks and camels and collected china, brass, wood-carved and even Cracker Jack camels. When friends and family would travel, they would be on the lookout for camels and would bring her back new treasures from all over the world.

Surviving with her husband include one daughter, Karen Ewen and husband Jim, Rochester; two sons, Dick Halfast and wife Lynne, Carmel, and Greg Halfast and wife Jean, Rochester; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Nina Orr; and a brother, Karl Bell.

A private family service will be held at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Dr. Mark Spencer officiating. Burial is at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Memorials may be made to the William Taylor Fund, in care of Taylor University, attention Nelson Redinger; or to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at goodfamily@ rtcol.com.


 

Gladys Blair Williams

Gladys Blair WILLIAMS, 92, of 2239 Heritage Drive, Rochester, died Sunday at her residence.

Survivors include one daughter, Hannah Gerrich, and one son, Dicky C. Williams, both of Rochester.

Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Jones Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, Ky., with visitation from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Local arrangements were by Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

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Thursday, February 23, 2006


 

Maudie Mae Coleman

Nov. 21, 1927–Feb. 22, 2006

Maudie Mae COLEMAN, 78, of 1177 W. Olson Road, Rochester, passed away at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday at Hickory Creek health care center, Rochester.

She was born on Nov. 21, 1927, in Athens, as the daughter of Herschel LeRoy and Mary (Feece) Sayger. On March 2, 1952, in Rochester, she married William “Bill” J. Coleman. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2004.

Mrs. Coleman was a homemaker and had worked at the former Point Restaurant and Joiners Radio Factory, both of Rochester.

Survivors include her son, Stephen and wife Terry Coleman, Rochester; daughters, Shirley Coleman, Rochester and Crossville, Tenn., and Susan and husband Jeff Powell, Rochester; grandchildren, Wendy and husband Bruce Woodcox, Jim and wife Connie Coleman, Libby Coleman, Jason Coleman, all of Rochester, Theresa Norton, Crossville, Tenn., Nicholas Norton, Melissa and husband Jose Sanchez, all of Rochester, Shawn Norton, Crossville, Tenn., Jeffery Powell and Chastity Powell, both of Rochester; great-grandchildren, Austin Atkinson, Bethany Atkinson, Chloe Norton, all of Crossville, Tenn., Braxton Woodcox, Alexis Coleman, Kylie Coleman, Diego Sanchez and Jared Seuferer, all of Rochester; sisters, Nancy Baker, Laura and husband Jack Lewis, all of Rochester; brother, John and wife Elnora Sayger, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, LeRoy, Maurice, Omer, Otis, Harry and Walter Sayger; and sister, Eliza Wilodean Collins.

Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rod Ruberg officiating. Friends may call from 4

p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to her service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester.


 

Sarah Jane Sutton

Feb. 24, 1922–Feb. 22, 2006

Sarah Jane SUTTON, 83, Peabody Retirement Com-munity, North Manchester, and formerly of Akron, died at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday at the retirement community.

Born in Miami County, she was the daughter of Walter and Lulubelle Morris Conner. She graduated from Gilead High School in 1939 as valedictorian of her class. On June 11, 1945, she married Robert L. Sutton in Galesburg, Ill. He died Nov. 19, 1979.

A homemaker, she retired from Torx Products, Rochester. She served as Akron Town Clerk from 1983 to 1989. A member of the Silver Creek Church of God, she was a past treasurer of the Indiana Conference of the Church of God. She earned an accounting degree from Ivy Tech, Kokomo, and was a member of Friends of the Akron Public Library and a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include two daughters, Darcy and husband Paul Bell, Auburn, and Jennifer and husband Mike Ruprecht, Fort Wayne; one son, Stephen L. Sutton and wife Vicki, Claypool (Yellow Creek Lake); nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Lou and husband George Dawald, Roann; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Morris and Wayne, preceded her in death.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Silver Creek Church of God, Silver Lake, with Pastor Thomas Craig officiating. Burial will be at Chili Cemetery, Chili. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Memorials may be made to Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.


 

Vivian M. Tyler

Vivian M. TYLER, 94, Wynnfield Crossing, Roches-ter, died at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday at Eastlake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Elkhart. Arrange-ments are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Friday, February 24, 2006


 

Vivian M. Tyler

Aug. 25, 1911 - Feb. 22, 2006

Vivian M. TYLER, 94, Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Eastlake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Elkhart.

She was born on Aug. 25, 1911, in Elwood, as the daughter of James and Sarah (Dean) McDaniel. She was a 1931 graduate of Indiana University receiving a

B.A. In elementary education.  On Dec. 25 1936, in Elwood, she married “Judge” Keith W. Tyler. He preceded her in death on March 25, 2003. They had been members of the Lake Manitou Community since 1950.

Mrs. Tyler was an elementary school teacher and homemaker.  She was a member of First Christian Church, Rochester, Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International.

Survivors include her daughters, Deana K. and husband Ben Stearns, Helena, Mont., Sandi S. Van Dyke, Pensacola, Fla, Karen and husband Gene Bohn, Bristol, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and sister

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Todd Kauffman officiating.  Friends may call from 2 p.m to 4 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to her service at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

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Monday, February, 27, 2006


 

Leroy Grossman

Leroy GROSSMAN, 81, of 7227 N. Indiana 25, died at 2:35 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Dawn M. Snyder

Dawn M. SNYDER, 34, Plymouth, died at 9:08 a.m. Sunday on U.S. 30 at King Road. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Dorothy Annabelle Tucker

Dorothy Annabelle TUCKER, 88, of 5107 S. Indiana 19, Mentone, was found deceased Friday, Feb. 24, at her residence.

Born in Kosciusko County on April 29, 1917, she was the daughter of George and Esther Dunfee Long. A lifetime area resident, she married Rex Tucker on Dec. 28, 1940. He died July 17, 1980. She worked various places around Mentone and was a homemaker. She was a member of Beaver Dam United Methodist Church. In earlier years, she raised Dalmatian dogs.

Survivors include one granddaughter, Jamie Tucker, Danville, Ky.; one daughter-in-law, Marcia Tucker, Harrodburg, Ky.; and one sister, Mary Alice and husband Gerald Jones, Rochester. She was preceded in death by one son, Jay Tucker, on Oct. 11, 1996; one sister, Helen Long; and two brothers, Ralph and Everett Long.

Her funeral serrvice will be at 7 p.m. today at King Memorial Home,

Mentone, with Pastor Rob Seewald of Beaver Dam United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Private burial will be at Palestine Cemetery, Palestine. Memorials may be made to Beaver Dam United Methodist Church. Tuesday, February 28, 2006


 

Leroy C. Grossman

Sept. 29, 1924–Feb. 27, 2006

Leroy C. GROSSMAN, 81, Rochester, died at 2:35 a.m. Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester. His health was failing several years.

Born in Argos to Lott and Corene Hagenbush Grossman, he lived in the Talma community for 58 years after moving from Bourbon. He married Donna Belle Warren on Oct. 7, 1945, near Mentone in Kosciusko County. She survives at home.

Mr. Grossman was a 37-year employee of Indiana Metal, Rochester, where he worked in the slooter department until retiring in 1987. He and his wife had also farmed and raised livestock on the family farm for many years. He had attended Riverview Community Church, Tippecanoe, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Fulton County Coon Hunters. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper. He also enjoyed antiquing and collected many beautiful dishes. His most cherised time was the time he shared with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Sandra K. Tucker and husband John, Fort Wayne, and Connie Jo Parish-Edwards and husband Ken, Tipton; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Leona Young (Jerome) of Niles, Mich., and Donna Rae Loop (Bob) of New Carlisle; two brothers, Lowell Grossman (Bonnie) of Argos, and Merle Grossman (Dorothy) of Argos; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Larry A. Grossman on Feb. 16, 2004; two sisters, Martha Longstreth and Virginia Bollhoefer; and four brothers, Dwight, George, Richard and infant brother, Gerald.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Rodney Ruberg officiating. Burial is at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8

p.m. today and one hour prior to his service at the funeral home Wednesday. The Argos American Legion Post No. 68 will conduct military graveside rites. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at goodfamily@ rtcol.com.


 

Dawn Marie Snyder

Oct. 26, 1971–Feb. 26, 2006

Dawn Marie SNYDER, 34, who resided at 537 Charles Street, Plymouth, joined the rank of angels at 9:08 a.m. Sunday as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident at the intersection of U.S. 30 and King Road in Marshall County.

She was born Oct. 26, 1971, in South Bend, as the daughter of Jackie D. and Nancy Livesay Roe. She resided in the Plymouth community for the past two years after coming here from Brandon, Fla. She lived most of her life in South Bend.

She was first married to David Roth in October 1997. Her second marriage was to Joe Snyder in October 2004. She was a paralegal secretary and had earned her paralegal degree from Florida Metropolitan University in 2004, but foremost, she was the mother of her children.

Survivors include four children: a daughter, Amber Roth; and three sons, Trevor, Devon and Collin Roth, all of Plymouth; her husband, Joe Snyder, Brandon, Fla., and her former husband, David Roth, Plymouth; mother, Nancy Stewart and husband Jerry, Michigan City; father, Jackie D. Roe, South Bend; a sister, Tamera Vegh (Mark), Edwardsburg, Mich; three brothers, Michael Roe (Monika), Los Angeles, Calif.; Richard “Rocky” Roe and David Roe (Tammy), all of Rochester; a stepsister, Melanie DeMartinis, Michigan City; a stepbrother, Jerry Stewart Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.; mother-in-law, Sherry Roth, and father-in-law, Charles Roth, South Bend; two sisters-in-law, Shannon Sellers, South Bend, and Jennifer Snyder, Plymouth; and several nieces and nephews including Teaghen Sellers and Robert Heiland, both of South Bend. She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Cynthia Sue Roe.

Her funeral service is 1 p.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th Street (Indiana 14 West), Rochester, with Father Glen Korhman and the Rev. Ed Vegh officiating. Interment is at Leiters Ford Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday or one hour prior to her service Friday. Memorials may be made to the Plymouth Boys and Girls Club. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Electronic condolences may be sent to her family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Rosalene Young

Rosalene YOUNG, 68, 4018 E. Miami County Road 1300 North, Roann (Gilead area), died at 4:16 a.m. today at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Wedmesday, March 1, 2006


 

Thomas A. Stanford

Thomas A. STANFORD, 86, Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday at Ambassadore Manor Nursing Home, Tulsa, Okla. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Rosalene Broadley Young

July 14, 1937–Feb. 28, 2006

Rosalene Broadley YOUNG, 68, of 4018 E. 1300 North, Roann (Gilead area), entered into eternal rest at her residence at 4:16 a.m. Tuesday, surrounded by her family, following a brief battle with cancer.

Born in Clinton County, she was the daughter of Carroll and Lydia Bennett Broadley. She graduated from Gilead High School in 1955. On Nov. 18, 1956, she married James E. Young at Gilead United Methodist Church. An expert seamstress, she enjoyed working with people. She and her husband owned and operated J&R Starter Service & Sewing Service in Walton for 11 years. Prior to that, she operated County Line Ceramics, south of Akron. Rarely separated, she and Jim loved to fish and spend time with family. A member of Gilead United Methodist Church, she was a lifelong resident of the Gilead community, except for five years when she lived on the Wabash River near Lewisburg.

Survivors include her husband, James E. Young, Roann; three daughters, Deborah and husband Jack Winegardner, Macy, Sheila and husband Steve Schipper, Macy, and Tammy and husband Jeff Bennett, Greentown; eight grandchildren, Jack Winegardner Jr. and Amy Ruby, Bunker Hill, Kelly and husband Jamie Miller, Columbia City, Bethany Winegardner, Columbia City, Spencer Schipper, Detroit, Mich., Shanna Schipper and Skyler Schipper, both of Macy, Cole Bennett and Jordan Bennett, both of Greentown; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Emma Miller and Macy Winegardner; three sisters, Martha and husband Richard Harding, Roann, Carol Ann and husband Doug Beenblossom, and Wanda and husband Venix Berlin, all of Saucier, Miss.; and one brother, Mike and wife Kemi Broadley, Bend, Ore. She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Ryan Bennett; one sister, Helen Boring; and two brothers, Jack and James Broadley.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Thomas Craig officiating. Burial will be at Gilead Cemetery, Gilead. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

Thursday, March 2, 2006


 

Dawn M. Snyder

Dawn M. SNYDER, 34, Plymouth, died at 9:08 a.m. Sunday on U.S. 30 at King Road. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Dawn Marie Snyder

Oct. 26, 1971–Feb. 26, 2006

Dawn Marie SNYDER, 34, who resided at 537 Charles Street, Plymouth, joined the rank of angels at 9:08 a.m. Sunday as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident at the intersection of U.S. 30 and King Road in Marshall County.

She was born Oct. 26, 1971, in South Bend, as the daughter of Jackie D. and Nancy Livesay Roe. She resided in the Plymouth community for the past two years after coming here from Brandon, Fla. She lived most of her life in South Bend.

She was first married to David Roth in October 1997. Her second marriage was to Joe Snyder in October 2004. She was a paralegal secretary and had earned her paralegal degree from Florida Metropolitan University in 2004, but foremost, she was the mother of her children.

Survivors include four children: a daughter, Amber Roth; and three sons, Trevor, Devon and Collin Roth, all of Plymouth; her husband, Joe Snyder, Brandon, Fla., and her former husband, David Roth, Plymouth; mother, Nancy Stewart and husband Jerry, Michigan City; father, Jackie D. Roe, South Bend; a sister, Tamera Vegh (Mark), Edwardsburg, Mich; three brothers, Michael Roe (Monika), Los Angeles, Calif.; Richard “Rocky” Roe and David Roe (Tammy), all of Rochester; a stepsister, Melanie DeMartinis, Michigan City; a stepbrother, Jerry Stewart Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.; mother-in-law, Sherry Roth, and father-in-law, Charles Roth, South Bend; two sisters-in-law, Shannon Sellers, South Bend, and Jennifer Snyder, Plymouth; and several nieces and nephews including Teaghen Sellers and Robert Heiland, both of South Bend. She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Cynthia Sue Roe; her maternal grandparents, Frank and Violet Livesay; and her paternal grandparents, James and Edna Roe.

Her funeral service is 1 p.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th Street (Indiana 14 West), Rochester, with Father Glen Korhman and the Rev. Ed Vegh officiating. Interment is at Leiters Ford Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to or one hour prior to her service Friday. Memorials may be made to the Plymouth Boys and Girls Club or the Dawn Snyder Trust Fund for her children, at any location of First Source Bank. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Electronic condolences may be sent to her family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

Friday, March 3, 2006


 

Kathryn Teel

Kathryn TEEL, 88, Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth, and formerly of Mentone, died at 4:10 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Thomas A. Stanford

Thomas A. STANFORD, 86, Tulsa, Okla., and formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday at Ambassadore Manor Nursing Home, Tulsa.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Stanford, Tulsa, and one son, Michael Stanford, Ogden, Utah.

His funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation one hour prior to the service.


 

James E. Murphy

James E. MURPHY, 87, Life Care Center of Rochester, formerly of Akron, died at 12:05 p.m. Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


 

Edna E. Harmon Floor

Aug. 21, 1917–March 2, 2006

Edna E. Harmon FLOOR, 88, Akron, died at 7:07 a.m. Thursday at Grace Village Healthcare Center, Winona Lake.

Born in Floyd County, Ky., she was the daughter of Greeley and Lizzie (Caudill) Hackworth. She married Bennie Harmon on Feb. 3, 1939. He died Nov. 19, 1968. She married Earl Floor on Nov. 12, 1975. He survives. She retired in 1976 from Singer Controls, North Manchester, after 15 years. She attended Rose Hill United Baptist Church in Wabash County.

She is also survived by one son, Harold D. Harmon, Williamstown, N.J.; two stepsons; one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Lois) Scott, Leesburg; four stepdaughters; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Earl Hackworth and Earnest Hackworth, both of Ada, Ohio; and one sister, Alta Mae Hackworth, Wooster, Ohio. She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester Chapel, with the Rev. Stan Owen officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the chapel and two hours prior to the service. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake. Memorials may be made to Grace Village Retirement Community, 337 Grace Village Dr., Winona Lake, IN 46590. Condolences may be submitted to the Floor family at www.delaughtermckee.com.

Saturday, March 4, 2006


 

James E. Murphy, Sr.

Jan. 27, 1919 - March 2, 2006

James E. MURPHY Sr., 87, Life Care Center, Rochester, and formerly of Akron and Logansport, died at 12:05 p.m. Thursday at Live Care Center, Rochester.

Born in Howard County to John B. and Catherine Hurlock Murphy, he married Dorothy Smith.  She passed away March 19, 1992. On Feb. 14, 1993, he married Geraldine Bergk Murphy.  She survives in Logansport.

He worked as a power-house engineer at General Tire, Wabash, and was a

U.S. Army veteran of World War !!.  He served in Germany, where he received a Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion Post 15, Watash.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Alice and husband Max Helvey, Kernersville, N.C.; two sons, Bill “Buck” and wife Cathy Murphy, Akron, and James E. Murphy Jr. and wife Judy, Maiden, N.C.; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mildred Brown, North Manchester, Delores Lawson, Wabash, Bondaline Traver and Ethel Bishop, both of Warsaw.  He was preceded in death by two sons, Mack L. and Ben A. Murphy, one grandson; three sisters, Alice Tullis, Dorothy Sopher and Mary Pen; and five brothers, John Jr., Lawrence, Bill, Lee and Charles Murphy.

His funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating.  Burial will be at Silver Lake, with graveside military rites conducted by the American Legion and VFW posts of Rochester. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.


 

Dorothy (Greer) Sperlinski

Dorothy (Greer) SPERLINSKI, 93. of Santa Clara, Calif., died Wednesday in California.

Survivors include her son, John Sperlinski, San Jose, Calif., and one brother, Frank Greer, Rochester.

Her funeral is Monday in California, with visitation on Sunday.


 

Kathryn M. Teel

May 6, 1917 - March 3, 2006

Kathryn M. Teel, 88, of Millers Merry Manor, Plymouth, and formerly of Mentone, passed away Friday at 4:10 a.m. at Millers Merry Manor.

She was born on May 8, 1917, to Charles Hershberger and Alma Steimman in Marshall County. She lived in the Mentone area most of her life.  On July 11, 1937, she married John Allen Teel in South Bend.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 2001.

She had worked in county government for many years going back to the early 70s. She was Kosciusko County Treasurer from 1973 to 1980.  She graduated from Bourbon High School. She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church where she taught Sunday School for years. She was very active in the Republican party in Kosciusko county and in the state of Indiana.  She was on the county council from 1985 to 2000.  She was a Franklin Township committee-woman for many years. She was also an Indiana County Treasurers Association member where she held offices.

She entered the Republican Hall of Fame in 1978.  She was a member of the Kosciusko County Business & Professional Women in Indianapolis.  She received the Indiana Tribute to Women for Kosciusko county by the Indiana Republicans.

Survivors include one son, Gary and wife Julia Teel, Mentone; three grandchildren, Amy and husband Rusty Zimpelman; Stephanie and husband Bill O’Brien; Brooke and husband Gary Craft; one sister, Frances,Williams, Rochester; two great-grandchildren, Bryce Zimpelman and Maeley O’Brien; two sisters-in-law, Martha Hershberger, Bourbon; and Mary Teel, Mentone.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Eleanor Hoover and one brother, Mack Hershberger.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Doris Smith officiating.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery, Mentone.  Memorials can be given to the Kosciusko County Humane Society or to Mentone United Methodist Church.

Monday, March 6, 2006


 

Kevin J. Patterson

Nov. 24, 1959–March 4, 2006

Kevin J. PATTERSON, 46, Kokomo, died at 7:32 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born in Kokomo, he was the son of Joe F. and Nancy J. (King) Patterson. On April 12, 1980, at Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile, he married Jill A. (McKinley) Patterson.

A member of UAW Local 685, he worked as a millwright at Chrysler Transmission from June 27, 1983, until his retirement on Dec. 31, 2004. He graduated from Northwestern High School in 1978. He served his apprenticeship with the Carpenter-Millwright Local 734 and was a member until 1983. He liked restoring antique trucks and loved Cincinnati Reds baseball, the Indianapolis Colts, tractor pulls and his beloved cat, P.J.

He is survived by his wife, Jill A. Patterson, Kokomo; one daughter, Sara J. Patterson, Kokomo; his father, Joe Patterson, Kokomo; two brothers, Ken and wife Angie Patterson and Kerry Patterson, all of Kokomo; one sister, Kristi and husband Don Tribbett, Burnettsville; one sister-in-law, Becky Peter, Logansport; one brother-in-law, Michael and wife Delores McKinley, Logansport; his father-in-law, James McKinley, Logansport; and seven nieces, Jennifer, Amanda, Trista, Michelle, Paige, Jasmine and Jenna. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Patterson; grandparents, Burl and Pollyanna King and Virgil and Inez Patterson; and his mother-in-law, Helen McKinley.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, Lincoln Road Chapel, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Jay McKinley officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery, Kokomo. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Sharing Hearts Fund c/o Heart Transplant Office, 8333 Naab Road, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46260.


 

Joan McNeil

Joan McNEIL, 86, Avondale, Ariz., and formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at the Hospice of the Valley, Goodyear, Ariz. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Jack McKeever

Jack McKEEVER, 77, formerly of Macy, died at 6:20 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Patricia Kummer

Dec. 3, 1929–March 1, 2006

Patricia KUMMER, 76, Copperas Cove, Texas, passed away Wednesday in Copperas Cove.

Patricia was born Dec. 3, 1929, to William McLaughlin and Ruth Cox McLaughlin in Fort Wayne. She worked for many years as an electronics assembler.

She is survived by five sons, Clifford Kummer, Kenn Putt, Dave Putt, Jeff Putt and Rick Putt; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove. Her service has been entrusted to Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 211 W. Ave. B, Copperas Cove, TX 76522. Telephone: 254-547-1275.

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Theodore J. Olsen

Theodore James “Ted” OLSEN, 76, a Rochester High School graduate, died Feb. 15 in Manhattan, New York.

Surviving are his wife, Elsa, and two daughters, Karen and Sandy.


 

C. Damon Miller

C. Damon MILLER, 83, Kewanna, died at 6:54 p.m. Monday at Chase Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.


 

Jack W. McKeever

March 26, 1928–March 5, 2006

Jack W. McKEEVER, 77, who resided at 2469 W. 1200 North, Macy, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center nursing home, Rochester, where he had been a patient since July 2004. He had been in failing health since September.

He was born March 26, 1928, in Florence, Colo., as the son of Walter O. and Nellie Nevada Hickman McKeever. On May 16, 1953, in Angola, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Esther Lyon. They were married for almost 53 years.

His career was his service to his country. He began his career with a stint in the U.S. Navy and concluded it with several re-enlistments in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot. His career in the military spanned 26 years from the end of World War II through the Korean and Vietnam wars until he retired in 1986. He had been in active combat in both Korea and Vietnam. From 1969, he had worked as a real estate agent in Colorado Springs, until re-enlisting for the last time in 1980.

Locally, he was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association and he served as president of the McKeever Family Association. He regularly attended the (W-4 Meetings) Chief Warrant Officers meetings where he would meet old military comrades and keep abreast of current events with them and their military families. He loved the outdoors and regularly worked mending fences and caring for his cattle, which he raised on the family homestead near Macy.

He had three loves in his life: Paramount was the love for his wife, Esther, secondary was his love for flying helicopters and lastly was his love for the cattle to which he devoted his time after retiring. Also, he enjoyed working on his family’s genealogy in his spare time.

He is survived by his wife, at home; three daughters, Elizabeth Hayden (Rich), Macy, Stephanie Bennett (William), Ashland City, Tenn., Melanie McKeever, Woodland Park, Colo.; eight grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His parents and three sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St. ( Indiana 14 West), Rochester, with Pastor Jim Wasmuth officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday or one hour prior to his service Thursday. The LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343 will conduct military services at the funeral home following his funeral. Interment will be Saturday at Pioneer Cemetery, Eads, Colo. In lieu of flowers, his family has requested that memorials be made to the Lutheran Churches Missouri Senate World Relief Fund in his memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Mary Alice ‘Sunny’ Wilson McKee

Mary Alice “Sunny” Wilson McKEE, 78, Zionsville Meadows Healthcare, Zionsville, and formerly of Beaver Dam Lake, died Sunday at Zionsville Meadows Healthcare. Survivors include four daughters, Amy Fisher, Indianapolis, Sarah Clevenger, Roanoke, Ann Haycraft, Peoria, Ariz., and Margaret Smith, Indianapolis.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Wednesday, March 8, 2006


 

Joan McNeil

Joan McNEIL, 86, Avondale, Ariz., and formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at Hospice of the Valley, Goodyear, Ariz.

Daughter Sheila Knight, Avondale, Ariz., survives.

Private burial is at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Arrangements are by Zim­merman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

C. Damon Miller

Sept. 12, 1922–March 6, 2006

C. Damon MILLER, 83, Kewanna, died at 6:54 p.m. Monday at Chase Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Logansport.

Born in Akron, he was the son of Charles and Naomi Penri Miller. He graduated from Kewanna High School in 1941. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Purple Heart. He married Doris Trout-man on June 12, 1944, in Georgia. She died Sept. 8, 1992. He married Dorese Calvin Kimble on Nov. 14, 1993, in Kewanna. He was a member of Grass Creek United Methodist Church.

A truck driver and owner of Miller’s Livestock Haul-ing, Kewanna, he farmed for many years and then hauled stock until he had health problems in 2005.

Damon fought a very hard battle with his health the last few months, the same way in which he lived his life – with courage and dignity. He was a wonderful, loving and caring man. He will be sadly missed by his wife, his family and his friends. He touched the hearts and lives of everyone who knew him. “Grandpa” will be especially missed by Brittany. She will always remember him having time to play games and of him letting her do his hair. No one will ever touch her life or heart as he has.

He is survived by his wife, Dorese Miller, Kewanna; two daughters, Carol and husband Larry Bibler, Argos, and Barbara and husband Gary Hittle, Argos; two stepsons, Larry Kimble and wife Beverly, Kewanna, and Jerry Kimble and wife Kenan, Bowling Green, Ky.; one stepdaughter, JoAnn Kimble Duca and friend Doran Collins, Kewanna; six stepgrandchildren, RaeAnn Snider, David (Crystal) Kimble, Terry (Sarah) Kimble, Michael (Jenny) Kimble, all of Kewanna, Mark Kimble, Ball State University in Muncie, and Brittany Duca, Kewanna; 11 stepgreat­grandchildren, Chad Heinhold, Bethany Snider, Victoria Snider, Tasha (Dustin) Reames, Dusty Kimble, Shawna Kimble, Adam Kimble, Austin Kimble, Aaron Kimble, Patricia Kimble and Corine Kimble, all of Kewanna. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Larry Miller; and one brother, Jerome Miller.

His funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger

Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Pastor John Cochran officiating. Burial will be at McKinley Memorial Gar-dens, Winamac, with a graveside military service. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Chase Center, Logansport. Thursday, March 9, 2006


 

Rev. Churchill Hunt Cox

The Rev. Churchill Hunt COX died Sunday at Hickory Creek, Peru. Survivors include his wife Anne Cox, Mexico; son, Andy Cox, Irving, Texas; daughters, Kathi Chavez, Brentwood, Tenn., and Hannah and Rebecca Cox, both of Muncie; and sister, Lynda Nutt, Columbia, Tenn.

His funeral service is at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Life United Methodist Church, Peru. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.


 

Mary Lucinda Hedges

Oct. 28, 1926–March 8, 2006 Mary Lucinda HEDGES, 79, of 820 W. 13th St., Rochester, passed away at

9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

She was born on Oct. 28, 1926, in Twelve Mile as the daughter of Howard K. and Thurza (Champ) Hinkle. On April 21, 1946, at the Bethlehem Methodist Church in Twelve Mile, she married Leo Gilbert Hedges. He preceded her in death on May 16, 2005.

Mrs. Hedges had worked at Switches in Leiters Ford and had been a homemaker. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Rebekah’s Lodge of Rochester.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda K. Waltz, Rochester; son, Larry Allan Hedges, Smith, Ala.; grandchildren, Lois Langdon, Muncie, Lucinda Ann Boroff, Monterey, Louis L. Boroff, East Lansing, Mich., Cary Shon and wife Julie Hedges, Columbus, Ga., April Cheron and husband Keith Willingham, Frisco, Texas; stepgrandchildren, Kierston Willingham, Frisco, Texas, Kerston Willingham, Frisco, Texas; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Leon Hinkle and sister, Lena Downhour.

Her funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Parkinson’s Foundation.


 

Jack W. McKeever

March 26, 1928–March 5, 2006

Jack W. McKEEVER, 77, who resided at 2469 W. 1200 North, Macy, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center nursing home, Rochester, where he had been a patient since July 2004. He had been in failing health since September.

He was born March 26, 1928, in Florence, Colo., as the son of Walter O. and Nellie Nevada Hickman McKeever. On May 16, 1953, in Angola, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Esther Lyon. They were married for almost 53 years.

His career was his service to his country. He began his career with a stint in the U.S. Navy and concluded it with several re-enlistments in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot. His career in the military spanned 26 years from the end of World War II through the Korean and Vietnam wars until he retired in 1986. He had been in active combat in both Korea and Vietnam. From 1969, he had worked as a real estate agent in Colorado Springs, until re-enlisting for the last time in 1980.

Locally, he was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association and he served as president of the McKeever Family Association. He regularly attended the (W-4 Meetings) Chief Warrant Officers meetings where he would meet old military comrades and keep abreast of current events with them and their military families. He loved the outdoors and regularly worked mending fences and caring for his cattle, which he raised on the family homestead near Macy.

He had three loves in his life: Paramount was the love for his wife, Esther, secondary was his love for flying helicopters and lastly was his love for the cattle to which he devoted his time after retiring. Also, he enjoyed working on his family’s genealogy in his spare time.

He is survived by his wife, at home; three daughters, Elizabeth Hayden (Rick), Macy, Stephanie Bennett (William), Ashland City, Tenn., Melanie McKeever, Woodland Park, Colo.; one son, Michael McKeever (Kathy), Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

His parents and three sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.

A celebration of his life was held at 11 a.m. today at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St. (Indiana 14 West), Rochester, with Pastor Jim Wasmuth officiating. Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to his service today. The LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343 conducted military services at the funeral home following his funeral. Interment will be Saturday at Pioneer Cemetery, Eads, Colo. In lieu of flowers, his family has requested that memorials be made to the Lutheran Churches Missouri Synod (LCMS) World Relief Fund in his memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Harold E. Peters

Jan. 4, 1929–March 7, 2006 Harold E. PETERS, 77, of 12831 Rose Road, Plymouth, passed away at 5:54

p.m. Tuesday at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth. He was born on Jan. 4, 1929, in Winamac, to Edward and Ethel (Jones) Peters. Harold married Barbara Personette on Sept. 24, 1949, in Lakeville. He was a member of the Culver VFW. Harold worked for several LP gas companies. He also enjoyed farming and spending time with his family.

Harold is survived by his wife, Barbara Peters; their daughter, Donna (Greg) Wynn of Plymouth; their son, Larry (Pam) Peters of Rochester; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his sister, Edna Mae and James Snyder of Plymouth; and his brother, Roger and Mona Peters of Oklahoma. Harold was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann; his sister; and his two brothers. 

His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, with the Rev. Steven Resner officiating. Burial is at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. A time of visiting and sharing memories with the Peters family will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The Peters family would like for memorial contributions to be given to: National Kidney Association, 911 E. 86th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240; Marshall County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 895, Plymouth, IN 46563; or to American Diabetes Association, 10872 Queen Road, Plymouth, IN 46563.

Friends may sign the guest book and share memories with the Peters family at www.vangilderfuneralhome.com.

Friday, March 10, 2006


 

Rev. Churchill Hunt Cox

The Rev. Churchill Hunt COX died Sunday at Hickory Creek, Peru. Survivors include his wife Anne Cox, Mexico; son, Andy Cox, Irving, Texas; daughters, Kathi Chavez, Brentwood, Tenn., and Hannah and Rebecca Cox, both of Muncie; and sister, Lynda Nutt, Columbia, Tenn.

His funeral service is at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Life United Methodist Church, Peru. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.


 

Mary Lucinda Hedges

Oct. 28, 1926–March 8, 2006 Mary Lucinda HEDGES, 79, of 820 W. 13th St., Rochester, passed away at

9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

She was born on Oct. 28, 1926, in Twelve Mile as the daughter of Howard K. and Thurza (Champ) Hinkle. On April 21, 1946, at the Bethlehem Methodist Church in Twelve Mile, she married Leo Gilbert Hedges. He preceded her in death on May 16, 2005.

Mrs. Hedges had worked at Switches in Leiters Ford and had been a homemaker. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Rebekah’s Lodge of Rochester.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda K. Waltz, Rochester; son, Larry Allan Hedges, Smith, Ala.; grandchildren, Lois Langdon, Muncie, Lucinda Ann Boroff, Monterey, Louis L. Boroff, East Lansing, Mich., Cary Shon and wife Julie Hedges, Columbus, Ga., April Cheron and husband Keith Willingham, Frisco, Texas; stepgrandchildren, Kierston Willingham, Frisco, Texas, Kerston Willingham, Frisco, Texas; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Leon Hinkle and sister, Lena Downhour.

Her funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman

Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Saturday, March 11, 2006


 

George W. Bixler

May 8, 1921–March 10, 2006

George W. BIXLER, 84, Athens, passed away at 11:27 a.m. Friday at the Woodlawn Hospital Emergency Room, Rochester. He had been in failing health for the past five years.

He was born on May 8, 1921, to Sidney and Winnie Lake Bixler in Rochester. He had lived his entire life in Fulton County and he lived in Athens since 1952.

On June 11, 1950, in Fulton, he took Dorothy Brown as his bride. He was the owner and operator of Bixler Well Service, Athens. He retired in 1985. He was a

U.S. Army veteran having served from 1942 – 1946 as a military policeman in the Aleutian Islands. He attended the Bethlehem Baptist Church, near Athens and he was a Golden Eagle of the Benevolent Order of the Eagles Lodge #852 of Rochester. He was also an avid gardener and was looking forward to planning this year’s plantings with his wife Dorothy.

He is survived by his loving wife Dorothy, at home; many nieces and nephews, including; Dick (Mary) Bixler, Mel (Eva) Woodcox and Lonnie (Sharon) Woodcox, all of Rochester; Ray Bixler, Idaville; David (Joyce) Woodcox, Ft. Wayne; Sid (Sandy) Bixler and Louis (Maxine) Bixler, both of Logansport; Gary (Shirley) Bixler and Winnie (Ray) Gwinn, both of Niles, Mich.; Martha Jean Melvin, Columbia City; Barbara Bixler and Leona Bixler, both of Three Rivers, Mich.; Sue (Terry) O’Neal, Itasca, Tex.; and Jeannete (Bill) of Ariz. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Grace (Allen) Miller, Rochester; and four brothers-in-law, Joe (Bonnie) Brown, Kokomo; Kenneth Brown, Rochester; John (Neva) Brown, Russell, Kent.; and Max (Delores) Brown, Palestine.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters; Dorothy Woodcox and Estella Ward; four brothers, Maurice, Chester, Robert and Floyd Bixler; two nieces, Edith Presztwor and Charlene Zimmerman; and two nephews, Arthur and Ulrich Woodcox.

Services for George will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St. (Indiana 14 W.), Rochester with Rev. Phil Pratt officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday and one hour prior to the services in the funeral home. Interment will be in the Athens Cemetery.

The LeRoy Shelton America Legion Post #36 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1343 will conduct military graveside services in his honor. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Community Foundation; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Electronic condolences may be made to his family at goodfamily@ rtcol.com.

Monday, March 13, 2006


 

Rosemary Beard

Rosemary BEARD, 83, Hickory Creek, Rochester, died at 3:58 a.m. today at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Bonnie L. Kirk

June 14, 1918–March 10, 2006

Bonnie L. KIRK, 87, Life Care Center, Rochester, died at 8:55 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center.

Born in Burket, she was the daughter of William A. and Gladys Woods Mathews. She married Cecil Kirk on Jan. 2, 1932, in Kewanna. He passed away Oct. 9, 2004. A homemaker, she had farmed near Akron and owned the Rochester Dairy Queen for seven years. She attended Akron Church of God, where she was a member of the Missionary Society and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.

Survivors include one son, Bobbie G. Kirk, Oakland, Ky.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Kathleen Scheub, Crown Point. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Leroy Kirk, on Sept. 29, 1987.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating. Burial will be at Palestine Cemetery, Palestine. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


 

Rosalyn ‘Rosie’ E. Wilson

Rosalyn “Rosie” E. WILSON, 92, Heartland Nursing Home, Bellefontaine, Ohio, died Tuesday at the nursing home.

Survivors include two daughters, Jane Burns, Noblesville, and Joanna Palmer, Bellefontaine, Ohio; two brothers, Bernard Seiler, Muncie, and Toby Seiler, Rochester; and one sister, Martha Rish, Wabash.

Her funeral was Saturday at St. Charles Catholic Church, Peru. Visitation was Friday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


 

Rosemary Beard

Rosemary BEARD, 83, Hickory Creek, Rochester, died at 3:58 a.m. today at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Bonnie L. Kirk

June 14, 1918–March 10, 2006

Bonnie L. KIRK, 87, Life Care Center, Rochester, died at 8:55 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center.

Born in Burket, she was the daughter of William A. and Gladys Woods Mathews. She married Cecil Kirk on Jan. 2, 1932, in Kewanna. He passed away Oct. 9, 2004. A homemaker, she had farmed near Akron and owned the Rochester Dairy Queen for seven years. She attended Akron Church of God, where she was a member of the Missionary Society and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.

Survivors include one son, Bobbie G. Kirk, Oakland, Ky.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Kathleen Scheub, Crown Point. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Leroy Kirk, on Sept. 29, 1987.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating. Burial will be at Palestine Cemetery, Palestine. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Lois H. Combs Nov. 12, 1912–March 13, 2006

Lois H. COMBS, 93, departed this life on Monday, March 13, at Bethlehem Woods, Fort Wayne.

Born Nov. 12, 1912, in Warsaw, she was the daughter of Eldon and Bertha (Mayer) Terrell. Her father passed away while serving his country in 1918. Her mother attended Moody Bible School in Chicago, became a Methodist minister and re-married to Rev. Edward P. White in 1923. Lois traveled with them on the Bible circuit and talked of riding the buggy to school in Harlan and Bobo.

She graduated from Macy, Ind., High School in 1931, married Victor H. Combs in 1935, worked for a number of years for Essex in Peru, and after they moved to Logansport, worked for Garden City Food, from which she retired in 1971. Lois was a member of Cross-Wind Ministries United Methodist Church in Logansport.

She is survived by her daughter, Louise Kattman and son-in-law Larry Kattman, Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, Tracey Kattman and Dodd (Deborah) Kattman, all of Fort Wayne; three great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Nicholas and Braden Kattman; and her stepbrother, Rev. Robert White, Overland Park, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, in 1985, and another stepbrother, Edward White, in 1959.

A service for friends and relatives will be in the Chapel at Ever Rest Memorial Park, just east of Logansport on Old U.S. 24, at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17. Calling will be an hour prior to the service at Ever Rest. Arrangements are by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. Preferred memorials are to the SPCA in your locale.


 

Linda Damas

Linda DAMAS, 70, of 1125 S. 400 East, Rochester, died at 6:07 a.m. Wednesday at Howard Regional Health Systems in Kokomo. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Marjorie L. McDowell

Marjorie L. McDOWELL, 83, Grace Village Health Care, Winona Lake, and formerly of Fulton, died at 2:40 a.m. today at Grace Village Health Care, Winona Lake. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.


 

Belva I. Ysberg Vanata

July 26, 1912–March 14, 2006

Belva I. Ysberg VANATA, 93, of 1729 Wabash Avenue, Rochester, passed away at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

She was born on July 26, 1912, in Liberty Township of Fulton County, as the daughter of Clinton and Edith (Lowe) Weller. On Dec. 24, 1933, in Fulton, she married Herman Ysberg. He preceded her in death on May 6, 1979. On Jan. 16, 1981, in Rochester, she married Loftlee Vanata and he preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 1988.

Mrs. Vanata formerly owned B&H Western Shop and retired from Dean Foods. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Women of the Moose – Manitou Lodge and a 50-year member of the Rebekah Lodge, all of Rochester.

Survivors include her nieces, Jane Ann Locke, Monticello, and Joy Sue Rader, Ardmore, Tenn.; stepdaughters, Shirley Thayer, Rochester, and Joyce Thomas, Etna Green. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Doris Faye Ysberg; sister, Leona Eytcheson; and nephew, Jerry Eytcheson.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Buck Padilla officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fulton Cemetery, Fulton. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.

Thursday, March 16, 2006


 

Eldrith Cook

Eldrith COOK, 92, of Life Care Center, Rochester, formerly of 915 Clover St., died at 7 a.m. today at Life Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Linda Lu Damas

Feb. 23, 1936–March 15, 2006 Linda Lu DAMAS, 70, 1125 S. 400 East, Rochester, passed away at 6:07

a.m. Wednesday at Howard Regional Health Systems, Kokomo.

She was born on Feb. 23, 1936, in Rochester as the daughter of L.V. and Jo (Carlton) Louderback. On July 28, 1956, in Rochester, she married Gerald E. “Sharkey” Damas. He preceded her in death on May 9, 1988. Mrs. Damas was a homemaker. She was a member of the Rochester Elks Lodge, Tri Kappa Sorority and the Moose Lodge. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, gardening, playing golf and boating.

Survivors include her son, Seth L.V. and wife Cherie Damas, Kokomo; daughters, Dru Ann and husband Douglas Johnson, Rochester, and Ty Lynn Rice, Peru; grandchildren, Zannie Powell, Warsaw, Amanda Rice, Peru, Spencer Johnson, Rochester, Collan Johnson, Rochester; great-grandchildren, Devan Gerald, Warsaw, Peyton Schultz, Warsaw; sister-in-law, Lana Louderback, Rochester; and several nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Tad Louderback.

Her memorial service is 6 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial is at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


 

Patsy Lambert

July 26, 1945–March 15, 2006

Patsy LAMBERT, 60, Akron, died at 1:43 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

She was born in Lager, W.Va., to the late Lawrence and Okie (Bailey) Lester. On April 22, 1962, she married Ronald Lambert. He survives.

In 2001, she retired from Torin Manufacturing, Rochester, where she was an inspector. She worked there 26 years.

She is also survived by two sons, Ronald P. Lambert, Peru, and Howard Paul Lambert, Akron; one daughter, Theresa L. Lawrence, Akron; four brothers, Jerry Lester, Andrew Lester and Randy Lester, all of North Manchester, and Ray Lester, Bremen; four sisters, Mrs. Max (Pauline) Cordill, Mrs. Jack (Cathy) Rupley, Nadine Penn, all of North Manchester, and Mrs. Jim (Janie) Combs, Silver Lake; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at DeLaughter-McKee Mor­tuary, North Manchester Chapel, with Pastor Ralph Dotson officiating. Calling will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Condolences may be sent through the Web site, delaughtermckee.com.


 

Thelma ‘June’ Lowe

June 1, 1928–March 15, 2006

Thelma “June” LOWE, 77, Macy, passed away at noon Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Born on June 1, 1928, in Cass County, she was the daughter of Schuyler John and Nellie Ola Azbell Bean. On March 16, 1945, in Perrysburg, she was married to Vorris Lee “Buss” Lowe and he pre-ceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1989.

June was an active member of Fulton Baptist Temple where she served as church treasurer for 32 years. As a member of the Rochester Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, she served as District Deputy, Grand Representative and President of District 18. She also served the former Fulton Chapter as Worthy Matron. June had driven bus for Caston School Corporation for several years.

A hard working and devoted wife and mother, she helped her husband on the family farm, and during the past few years, she had been delivering flowers and working with her family at the Rochester Greenhouse.

Survivors include two sons, Ron L. Lowe and his wife Sue, Metea, and Tim

A. Lowe and his wife Patty, Macy; two sisters, Lou Biswanger, Kendallville, and Marybelle Bell, Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, Bill Bean, Texas; five grandchildren, Josh D. Lowe and his wife Misty, Adam D. Lowe and his wife Megan, Joel A. Lowe and his wife Angie; Abby R. Lowe and her fiancé Chuck and Stephanie A. Zartman and her husband Jerry; six great-grandchildren, Levi, Luke, Aiden and Kyler Lowe, and Brittany and Missy Zartman. She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Gene Lowe, and one brother, Ray Bean.

Her funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Fulton Baptist Temple with Pastor Bruce Russell officiating. Burial follows at Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, 3500 W. Indiana 16, Denver, where an Eastern Star Service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Fulton Baptist Temple. Condolences to the family may be sent online by visiting www.mcclainfuneralhome.com.


 

Marjorie L. McDowell

March 16, 1922–March 15, 2006

Marjorie L. McDOWELL, 83, Grace Village Health Care, Winona Lake, and a former longtime Fulton resident, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Village Health Care, Winona Lake.

She was born on March 16, 1922, in Mentone, as the daughter of Leon and Esther (Fouts) Neff. On June 25, 1944, in Macy, she married Floyd F. McDowell. He preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1989.

Mrs. McDowell retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester, as a seamstress. She was a member of the Mount Olive Community Club.

Survivors include her daughter, Marsha and husband John A. Smith, Tippecanoe; sons, Rick T. McDowell, Rochester, Michael E. McDowell, Johnson City, Tenn.; grandsons, John A. Smith II, West Lafayette, Bart Smith, Lisle, Ill., Eric Smith, New Philadelphia, Ohio; granddaughter, Nichole Grigg, Woodstock, Ga.; and five great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Richard Neff and Robert Neff.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8

p.m. Friday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Burial is at Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Geraldine M. Coiner

Geraldine M. COINER, 55, 10183 600 North, Rochester, died at 9:40 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver.



 

Eldrith William Cook

Sept. 18, 1913-March 16, 2006

Eldrith William COOK, 92, formerly of 915 Clover St., Rochester, passed away at 7 a.m. Tursday at Life Care Center of Rochester, where he was a resident since Decemner 2004. His healh was failing the past year.

He was born Sept. 18, 1913, in Richland Township of Fulton County as the twin son of Daniel nd Della Babcock Cook.  He had lived most of his life in the Fulton County area with the exception of 14 months when he resided in Arizona.

On April 24, 1935, in Richland Township, he took Eloise L. Mow to be his bride.  They celebrated 65 wonderful years together.  She preceded him in death on Oct. 6, 2000. Together they raised three daughters and a son.  Eldrith was a lifetime farmer in the Richland Center community and he had worked at the former Studebaker Corp., South Bend, for 10 years.

Eldrith had been very active politically in the Fulton County Republican Party. He had served eight years as an advisor to the Richland Township Advisory Board, four years as the Richland Township Trustee, eight years as Fulton County Councilman and four years on the Rochester Community School Board.  He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Rochester, and was particularly fond of going on fishing trips to Minnrsota with family and friends.

He is survived by three daughters, Anne Mork (Loy), Rochester, Janet Nier, Angola, Helen Holiday (Richard), Peru; a son, Loyd Cook (Dolly) Sun Prairie Wis.; 10 grandchildren, Marie Icenberg (Michael), Indianapolis, Scott Cook, Jeff Cook, Brenda Ollerman (Greg), all of Wisconsin, Brian Cook, Florida, David Nier (Jeana), Kentucky, Michael Nier (Alexis), Wisconsin, Susan Cariaga (Mitchell, California, Daniel Holiday, Peru, Beth Slough (Leslie), Pennsylvania several great-grandchildren, a sister, Edith Darkwood (Virgil), White Pigeon, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Martha Ann Cook, Kewanna and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a twin brother, Elmer; brother, Kenneth; two sisters-in-law, Wilma Foltz and Ruth Cook; a brother-in-law, Edgar Haney; and two sons-in-law, Allen Moore and Richard Nier.

A celebration of Eldrith’s life is 2 p.m. Sunday at Good Famly Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with pastors Jerry Pitman and Brian Sewell officiating.  Family and friends may visit at the funeral home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m to 8:30 p.m. Saturday or one hour prior to his service Sunday. Interment is at Richland Center IOOF Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Electronc condlences may be made to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

Saturday, March 18, 2006


 

Ancile F. Overmyer

Ancile F. OVERMYER passed away Friday at 3:55 p.m. at Millers Merry Manor, Wakarusa.  Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Monday, March 20, 2006


 

Geraldine M. Coiner

Geraldine M. COINER, 55, of 10183 W. 600 North, Rochester, died Thursday at her residence.

Survivors include her husband, James E. Coiner Sr., Rochester; two sons, Michael L. Coiner, Argos, and James E. Coiner Jr., Rochester; one daughter, Kristy

L. Busse, Rochester; her mother, Lorraine V. Bovy, South Bend; and one brother, James H. Bovy Jr., Dowagiac, Mich.

There will be no service. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver.


 

Allen H. Klingenberg

Allen H. KLINGENBERG, 48, LaPorte, formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at LaPorte Regional Hospital.

Survivors include one sister, Linda Herd, Kewanna; and one brother, Nick Klingenberg, Cleburne, Texas.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at LaPorte Missionary Church, LaPorte. Visitation is one hour prior to his service at the church. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.


 

Ancile F. Overmyer

May 13, 1918–March 17, 2006

Ancile F. OVERMYER, 87, formerly of the Bruce Lake and Burton areas, died at 3:55 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa.

Born near Winamac in Pulaski County to Williston and Gladys Stanfield Linn, she lived the past 10 years in Goshen after moving from the Bruce Lake area in Fulton County. On July 11, 1938, she married C. Samuel Overmyer in Rochester. He preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 2005.

Ann was a homemaker, a substitute teacher, and a secretary for the Peru and Urbana United Methodist churches. She was a 1936 graduate of Winamac High School and graduated from seminary in Naperville, Ill., in 1942.

Survivors include three daughters, Martha Ann Frain (Richard “Dick”) of The Villages, Fla., Mary Ann Spranger (Gerald) of Zionsville, Marcia Parsons (David) of Goshen; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter Linn (Heidi) of Warsaw, and Wayne Linn, Mexico. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Marjorie Linn and Mary Phillipy; two brothers, Dayne and Donald Linn.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200

W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with Pastor Pam Kling officiating. Burial is at Bruce Lake Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and one hour prior to her service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Women or to SIFAT: Servants in Faith and Technology, 2944 County Line Road 113, Lineville, AL 36266. Electronic condolences may be made to the family at goodfamily@ rtcol.com.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


 

James W. Galbreath

James W. GALBREATH, 85, of 6824 Main St., (Tiosa) Rochester, died at

1:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Wednesday,, March 22, 2006


 

Allen H. Klingenberg

Aug. 2, 1957–March 18, 2006

Allen H. KLINGENBERG, 48, of 518 A St., LaPorte, died at 5:47 a.m. Saturday at LaPorte Regional Hospital, LaPorte. His health was failing since December 2005.

Born in Ladysmith, Wis., to Norman and Helen Moore Klingenberg, he lived in LaPorte for 28 years after moving from Westville.

Mr. Klingenberg never married and delivered the South Bend Tribune is his younger years. He was a 1975 graduate of Rochester High School and a 1978 graduate of Vincennes University. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Seoul, Korea, and discharged in 1993. He had worked for the Indiana Department of Corrections for 23 years and most recently worked the past seven years as a drill instructor for Summitt Boot Camp in LaPorte. He was a member of LaPorte Missionary Church and a volunteer at the LaPorte Regional Hospital ER. He was an avid collector of John Wayne movies and memorabilia. He was a Civil War buff who enjoyed reading and studying the history of the Civil War.

Survivors include one sister, Linda Herd and husband John, Kewanna; one brother, Nick Klingenberg and wife Donna, Cleburne, Texas; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandmother, Carrie Moore.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. (CST) Saturday at LaPorte Missionary Church, 104 E. 18th St., LaPorte, with Pastor Carl Galloway officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to his service at the church. Friends and family are also welcome at his interment at 4 p.m. (EST) Saturday at Richland Center IOOF Cemetery. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements. Elec­tronic condolences may be sent to the family at  goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Helena Szponar

Helena SZPONAR, 83, Donaldson, formerly of Rochester, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson. Arrange-ments are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Thursday, March 23, 2006


 

James W. Galbreath

James W. GALBREATH, 85, of 6824 N. Main St., (Tiosa) Rochester, died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Survivors include six sisters, Ruth A. Murphy, Tiosa, Cynthia Chever-Jones, Georgia, Cheryl James, Florida, Margaret Schue, Warsaw, Donna Hochstetler, Michigan, and Trula Hochstetler, Michigan.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday.


 

Permelia Susan Martin

Permelia Susan MARTIN, 76, Rochester, died at 4:35 a.m. today at the Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center in Danville. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Helena A. Szponar

June 30, 1922–March 21, 2006 Helena A. SZPONAR, 83, of 3998 N. Old Indiana 17, Rochester, died at

12:26 p.m. Tuesday at Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson.

Born in Poland to the late Alexander and Irene Szaraban, she married Leon  Szponar on Aug. 26, 1945, in Fritzlar, Germany. They came to the United States from Germany on Sept. 10, 1949, and made their home in Monterey. He passed away on Feb. 26, 1994.

A homemaker, she was employed in assembly at Eaton Corp., Winamac, for 17 years. She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey, and enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and foremost, spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Ursula Braden (Lewis), Rochester, and Susan McInturff, Fort Wayne; one son, John L. Szponar (Anita), Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Michael Braden, Rhonda Justis, Angie Braden, Nikki Perez, David McInturff, Jonny Szponar, Nicholas Szponar, Matthew Szponar, Joshua Szponar; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Nicholas Szaraban and infant twin sisters.

A mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey, with Father Burt Woolson officiating. Burial will be at St. Anne’s Cemetery, Monterey. Friends may visit with the family from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. A wake service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Electronic condolences may be made to the family at goodfamily@ rtcol.com.

Friday, March 24, 2006


 

David W. Alspach

Jan. 17, 1938–March 22, 2006

David W. ALSPACH, 68, Rochester, died Wednesday at Arbors Health Care Center, Michigan City.

He was born in Rochester to the late Louis and Mary McGuire Alspach. A drug addiction counselor for Evergreen Addiction Services, Huntington, David was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for years. He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church Rochester.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph Alspach, Valparaiso, and Greg Alspach, Georgia; one daughter, Helena (Frank) Royko, Chesterton; and two grandchildren, Jeremy Alspach, Valparaiso, and Dalton Royko, Chesterton.

His memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1310 Main St., Rochester. There is no visitation. Mr. Alspach’s wish was to donate his body for medical research at Indiana University Medical Center. Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton, is handling arrangements.


 

Permelia Susan Martin

Permelia Susan MARTIN, 76, Danville, formerly of Rochester, died Thursday at Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center. 

Survivors include her husband, Earl Martin Jr., Danville; three daughters, Linda Sue Fraser, Rochester, Vicki Stevens, New Ross, Carol Lee Lawrence, Bradenton, Fla.; and two sons, William Mason, Lizton, and Donald Mason, New Market.

Her memorial service and interment will take place at a later date.

Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.

Saturday, March 25, 2006


 

Permelia Susan Martin

Permelis Susan MARTIN, 76, Danville, formerly of Rochester, died Thursday at Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center

Survivors include her husband, Earl Martin, Jr., Danville, three daughters, Linda Sue Fraser, Rochester, Vicki Severns, New Market, Carol Lee Lawrence, Bradenton, Fla.; and two sons, William Mason, Pittsboro, and Donald Mason Conyers, Ga.

Her memorial service and visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 1 at Pittsboro United Methodist Church, Pittsboro.  Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.

Monday, March 27, 2006


 

Robert D. Newman

Robert D. NEWMAN, 72, 4246 S. Mallard Road, Warsaw, died Sunday at his residence.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Newman, Warsaw; one daughter, Cathy McClone, Mentone; three sons, Rob Newman, Akron, Dusty Newman, Mentone, and Donald Newman, Akron; and one sister, Shirley Mennig, Munnesville, N.Y.

No funeral service is planned. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


 

Marjorie E. Davis

Feb. 16, 1932-March 26, 2006

Marjorie E. DAVIS, 74, of 277 E. Townley St, Bluffton, died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday at Bluffton Regional Medical Center due to complications of congestive heart failure.  Her health was failing the past three years.

Born on Townlake Farm, Akron. to John Franklin Thompson and Mami (Woolpert) Thompson, she married Edward C. “Ed” Davis on April 12, 1953, at Emmanuel EUB Church, Gilead.

Mrs. Davis graduated from Gilead High School in 1950.  She was a homemaker and worked at the Caylor-Nickel Clinic Pharmacy for 19 years.  She was a Wells County resident since 1968.  She was the last of her family.  She was the last of 11 children.

Survivors include her husband, Edward C. Davis, Blurfton; four children, Douglas Lynn Davis, Adrian, Mo., Robert Franklin Davis, Sherri Rene Harter and husband Ted, and Andrew Todd Davis, all of Bluffton; and nine grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

Her funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Baptist Church, Bluffton, with Pastor Douglas McClure officiating.  Burial is at Akron Cemetery, Akron. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home, 308 W. Washington St., Bluffton.  Preferred memorials may go to Child Evangelism Fellowship.


 

Martha J. West

Martha J. WEST, 76, of 705 E. Fourth St., Rochester, died at 11:10 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


 

Jane B. Heisler

Aug. 9, 1932-March 28, 2006

Jane B. HEISLER, 73, of 2483 S. 575 East, Rochester, died at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday at Hickory Creek Health Care Center, Rochester.

Born Aug. 9, 1932, in Pittsboro to Glenn and Leota (Linton) Groover, she married Franklin W. Heisler on Aug. 1 1954, in Rochester.  He preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 2004

Mrs. Heisler had been employed at the former Heisler Pharmacy in Rochester, a member of Trinty United Methodist Church and Fulton County Chorus, a volunteer at Fulton County RSVP and a graduate of Bob Jones University.

Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Heisler, Rochester, Barbara and husband Tony Matthews, Oxford, N.C.; two sons, Glenn and wife Shannon Heisler, Delta Junction, Alaska, and David Heisler and wife Elizabeth Coughlan, Salem, Mass.; one brother, Robert Groover, Pittsboro; and her favorite cat companion, Bandy.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rosemary Schneck on Nov. 11, 1997; one sister, Jean Groover; and two brothers, John and Richard Groover.

Her funeral service is 4 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, where friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to Fulton County FOP or the Kidney Foundation.


 

Martha J. West

Martha J. WEST, 76, of 705 E. Fourth St., Rochester, died Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Survivors include five sisters, Barbara Swihart, Nancy Clay, Dortha Eads, Kay Payne, all of Rochester, and Carol Coleman, Fort Pierce, Fla.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to her service.

Thursday, March 30, 2006


 

Weldona D. Foley

Jan. 4, 1929-March 28, 2006

Weldona D. Foley, 77, of 3549 E. 400 North, Rochester, died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Born in Rochester to Frank and Inez A. Robinson Swango, she was a lifetime Rochester resident. She married Gale Foley on Oct. 29, 1944, in Rochester.

Mrs. Foley was a homemaker and assisted her husband with running the family farm.  She enoyed flower gardening and attended Bethlehem Baptust Church of Rochester.

Survivors include her husband, Gale Foley, Rochester; one daughter, Nancy Hurley, Rocheter; one granddaughter, Meranda Ritchie and husband Branden, Athens, Tenn.; two great-grandsons, Cody and Brayden Ritchie, Athens, Tenn; one brother, Wilmer Swango and wife Norma, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Marvella McKinney.

Her funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200

W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Phil Pratt officiating. Burial is at Rochester

I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to her service.  Electronc condolences may be made at goodfamily@rtcol.com


 

Martha J. West

Jan. 5, 1930-March 27, 2006

Martha J. WEST, 76, of 705 E. Fourth St. Rochester, died at 11:10 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born in Rochester to the late Alfred and Ruth Barts Hopper, she moved from Mesa, Ariz., back to Rochester in 1988.  She married Kenneth West, who preceded her in death.

Mr. West was a 1949 Rochester High School graduate, worked at Rochester Telephone Company from 1949-1956 and then at Bell Telephone in Phoenix, for 30 years. She enjoyed playing euchre, bridge and collecting salt and pepper shakers. She was a member of First Christian Church, Rochester.

Survivors include five sisters, Barbara Swihart and husband Robert, Nancy Clay and husband Richard, Dortha Eads and husband William, Kay Payne, all of Rochester, and Carol Coleman and husband John, Fort Pierce, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Edna Bedford, Rochester; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Garl Hppper in 1973.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester, with her nephew Mark Rodriguez officiating.  Burial is at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8

p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to her service.  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church kitchen fund.  Electronic condolences may be made at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

Friday, March 31, 2006


 

Eileen D. Donathen

Eileen D. DONATHEN, 78, Kewanna, died Thursday at Hickory Creek nursing home, Winamac.  Arrangements are pending at Harrison=Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

Saturday, April 1, 2007


 

Dorothy J. Ring

Oct. 8, 1923–March 30, 2006

Dorothy J. RING, 82, Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, went to be with her Lord on Thursday at Grace Village Health Care at 7 p.m.

Born in Fulton to William Christopher Ford and Cleo Mabel Norris Ford, she graduated from Claypool High School. She married Roger W. Ring on Dec. 31, 1943. He died Jan. 2, 2002. A homemaker, she was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County. She was a member of Pleasant View Bible Church, Warsaw, and had been the organist for Claypool EUB and Mentone Baptist churches. She was the pianist for the Kosciusko County Home Ec. County Chorus.

Survivors include four daughters, Renita Jo Coonrod, Kokomo, Donna Ring, South Bend, Bonnie Burnworth and husband Greg, Winona Lake, and Diane Yeiter and husband Jerry, Warsaw; six grandchildren, Molly Coonrod, Laura Coonrod, Nancy Burnworth Randall, Matthew Burnworth, Jenna Yeiter and Russ Yeiter. She was also preceded in death by one brother.

Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw, with the Rev. Al Buhler officiating. Burial will be at Palestine Cemetery, Palestine. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581-1196 or Child Evangelism Ministries, P.O. Box 612, Winona Lake, IN 46590.

Eileen D. Donathen Jan. 17, 1928–March 30, 2006

Eileen D. DONATHEN, 78, Kewanna, died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Winamac.

Born to William Curtis Hollis and Cora Mae Martin Hollis at their home in Logansport, she graduated from Star City High School in 1946. On Nov. 9, 1947, she married Charles “Bill” W. Donathen at the Church of Christ, Kewanna. He survives at home.

A retired EMT with the Fulton County EMS, she was a member of the Church of Christ, Kewanna, and the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 70, Rochester. She was a former Worthy Matron, in 1962, of the Kewanna chapter of Order of the Eastern Star and she was a Rainbow advisor.

She is also survived by two sons, Larry Joe and wife Joyce Donathen, Franklin, and Jon Charles and wife Diana Donathen, Grass Creek; one daughter, Susan and husband Ken Hamman, Winamac; one sister, Violet Troutman, Kewanna; four grandchildren, Amy and Doug Smith, Amanda Donathen, Matthew Donathen, Alexander Donathen; and two great-grandchildren, Andriana Smith and Aidan Smith. She was preceded in death by three brothers.

Eileen began work after her children were in school. She delivered newspapers from Kewanna to Middlebury, helped in the Kewanna school dining room and worked at Kewanna Metal and the factory at Lake Bruce.

Eileen had always wanted to be a nurse, so decided to take the EMT course and work as a volunteer on the Kewanna ambulance. She was proud to have the opportunity to work in the emergency room at Woodlawn Hospital and took advanced training with the South Bend Fire Department. Eileen enjoyed her work as an EMT with Fulton County Emergency Services. She spent over 10 years helping people in the medical field and made many good friends.

Bill and Eileen spent 17 winters in Florida. They met new friends and had great times. They shared these years with their lifelong friends, Bill and Marilyn Moon.

Eileen was a loving and faithful wife, companion and friend to Bill. She loved her children unconditionally. She adored her grandchildren. Eileen was very excited to be a great-grandmother when Andriana was born and elated when Aidan came along, which she said was perfect having a girl and boy.

Eileen truly enjoyed spending time with all of her grandchildren and proudly attended various activities they were involved in.

Eileen was actively involved in many activities and groups throughout her life. These included the Church Ladies Group, PTA, Home Economics Club, Eastern Star and Rainbow. She had a great time playing Bingo in Florida and Bunco with her friends in Kewanna.

Eileen loved working in her garden. She was a great decorator and could paint and hang wallpaper with the best. She was a wonderful seamstress, making sports coats for the men of the family and designing her daughter’s wedding dress. Eileen learned to crochet later in life and also tried her hand at artistry and crafting. 

She was an avid reader.

Eileen and Bill enjoyed many travels with Dream Tours, seeing the country and making new friends.

Eileen truly believed that angels were and are around us. Her faith was deep and sincere.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Eastern time Monday at Kewanna Church of Christ, with Scott Meneely, minister, officiating. Burial will be at Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 8 a.m. Monday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, and one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Kewanna Church of Christ.


 

Albert Earl Miller

Dec. 9, 1946–March 30, 2006

Albert Earl MILLER, age 59, left this earth to walk with his Lord on Thursday, March 30, 2006. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends at the Indiana University Medical Center. He had fought a valiant fight against cancer. 

He was the cherished husband of LaRona D. Miller (Roni), loving father to Christina E. Miller, at home, Lisa E. (Robert) Danley, Kokomo and G. Brian Jacobs, Las Vegas Nev. Loving brother to Vernon L. Miller (Melinda) Howell, Michigan and Linda Miller Collins, Logansport. Loving grandfather to John, Katie and Brian Danley. Fond uncle to Cory, Kevin and Joshua Collins of Logansport and Leslie Rendell of Brighton Missouri as well as Diana Miller of Bonita Springs, Florida. He also left behind numerous cousins and one aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Earl (Kathleen Black of Enon Ohio.) He also leaves behind his beloved adopted mother Elfriede Martin who had been very close to him and provided great support during his recent illness. He was preceeded in death by his parents, Marjorie Reed Miller and Vernon L. Miller.

He was born Dec. 12, 1946 in Ashland Kentucky where he lived until his family moved to Kokomo. He was a graduate of Sharpsville High School and he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Largo, Florida. He was also a member of the Elks Club.

Formerly of St. Petersburg Flordia, Mr. Miller and his wife moved to Rochester in 1993 where they found the small town living that they loved. He never met a stranger and his laugh was certainly contagious. He will be sorely missed by his friends and family. He will especially be missed by his constant companion, his little dog, Princess.

There will be a private family memorial service on Sunday, April 2 at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home at 1101 E. Jefferson St., Rochester, IN. Father Joseph Jacob of St. Joseph Catholic Church will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to the Howard Regional Medical Foundation, Oncology Department.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006


 

Delmer Bunnell

Delmer BUNNELL, 83, Grace Village Retirement Community, 281 Grace Village Drive, Winona Lake, died Saturday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

Survivors include his wife, Waunitta M. Bunnell, Winona Lake; one son, Charles Bunnell, Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Janet Kessler, Fort Wayne; and one brother, the Rev. Dick Bunnell, Roanoke.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


 

Dorothy J. Cannon

April 28, 1923–March 31, 2006

Dorothy J. CANNON, 82, of 5800 Madison St., Delong, died at 9:17 p.m. Friday at her residence.

Born in Chicago to Henry C. and Elizabeth Ann Jacobs Cooper, she lived in Delong since 1941 after she moved from Monterey. On May 24, 1939, she married Charles H. Cannon in Winamac. He preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1993.

Mrs. Cannon was a homemaker and cleaned homes for 40 years. She enjoyed riding her lawn mower as she mowed her four lots, antiquing and also her time at yard and garage sales. She collected plates and Ladies Head vases and attended Leiters Ford United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty Jane Kulchar, Hammond, Laraine Fry (Marshall), Rochester, and Janet Harrover (Doug), Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, Charles David “Doc” Cannon (Nancy), Leiters Ford; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ethel Overmyer, Argos; one brother, Henry C. Cooper (Kathryn), South Bend; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Weaver, Winamac; and several nieces and nephews. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Jean Ann Kirby; two sisters and one brother.

Her funeral service is 6 p.m. today at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Floyd Allen officiating. Burial is at Leiters Ford Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and is one hour prior to her service today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Leiters Ford United Methodist Church or the Delong Lighthouse Gospel Church. Electronic condolences may be sent at goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Cleon Conwell

Cleon CONWELL, 85, of 2857 Forrest Lane, Rochester, died at 3:02 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

David H. Fouts

Sept. 29, 1936–March 31, 2006

David H. FOUTS, 69, Deedsville, died at 6 a.m. Friday at his residence.

Born Sept. 29, 1936, in Deedsville, he was the son of Herbert E. and Margaret Geneva Long Fouts. He was married by the Rev. Austin Gable to Carol M. Fouts on May 2, 1958, at Center Chapel First Brethren Church. She preceded him in death on Sept. 13, 2005.

Dave was a member of Center Chapel First Brethren Church and was a 1954 graduate of Deedsville High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On June 30, 1961, Dave joined the Indiana State Police and served the State of Indiana until his retirement in August 1990. An active community member, he coached boys league baseball in Denver for many years, was a 4-H club leader, 4-H council member and served as a 4-H fair board member for several years. He loved to garden, fish and hunt mushrooms.

Survivors include his daughter, Debra Fouts, Deedsville; two sons, John Fouts, Warren, and Dan Fouts and wife Betsy, Coatesville; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Fouts Stone, Perrysburg; six grandchildren, Michael, Emily, Isaac and Phoebe Fouts and Jack and Maddie Kendall; two brothers, Dale Fouts, Peru, and Duane Fouts, Naples, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jerry Fouts; and one brother, Danny Lee Fouts.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Center Chapel First Brethren Church, near Peru, with the Rev. Al Peck and the Rev. Rick Stone officiating. Burial follows at Deedsville IOOF Cemetery with military graveside rites. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, and one hour prior to his service at the church. Memorials may be made to Center Chapel First Brethren Church or the Miami County 4-H Fair. Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfuneralhome.com.


 

Melvin Kern

Melvin KERN, 77, of 1230 Jefferson St., Rochester, died today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Helen E. Kochanowski

Helen E. KOCHANOWSKI, 88, formerly of North Liberty, died Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Walkerton.

She is survived by one daughter, Veronica Vargo, Granger, and three sons, Michael Kochanowski, North Liberty, John Kochanowski, Rochester, and Donald Kochanowski, South Bend.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Walkerton. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the A. M. Manuel Funeral Home, North Liberty, and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.


 

Gilda Helena LaShure

Gilda Helena LaSHURE, 57, Wabash, died Tuesday at her home. She was born in Rochester and graduated from high school here.

Survivors include her husband, Lonnie LaShure, Jonesboro; two daughters, Rebecca Simmons and Brenda LaShure, both of Wabash; three brothers, Enrico Zoppe, Tularosa, N.M., Joe Zoppe, Seagoville, Texas, and Red Holland, Rochester; and one sister, Yolanda Zoppe, Linden, Texas.

Her funeral service is at 2 p.m. today at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash. Visitation was Sunday.


 

Chester E. Southerton

Chester E. SOUTHERTON, 78, Rochester, formerly of Warsaw, died Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

His brother, Garland E. Southerton, Rochester, survives.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


 

Zella Thurman

Zella THURMAN, 85, Hickory Creek at Rochester, died at 3:05 a.m. Sunday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Harold D. Wideman

Sept. 11, 1922–April 2, 2006

Harold D. WIDEMAN, 83, of 206 N. Indiana 14, Akron, died at 3:52 a.m. Sunday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Born in Akron, he was the son of Cleo “Joe” Wideman and Sarah Marie Shriver Wideman. On Jan. 30, 1946, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, he married Laura Ptak. She died Dec. 25, 1989. On Dec. 5, 1993, he married Ethel “Vic” J. Largen Ehereman in Akron.

He had operated a service station in Akron and also, for many years, a soft water system sales and repairs business. He also worked on many appliances. In earlier years, he had attended Akron Church of God, where he was active and helped with numerous maintenance problems. 

He was a World War II Navy veteran who served for 20 years in the Navy Fleet Reserves.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel J. “Vic” Wideman, Akron; one sister, Ardella Fredenburg, Arizona; and one brother, Willis and wife Barbara Wideman, Macy. Preceding him in death with his parents and first wife was one brother, Leroy. His funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Thomas Craig officiating. Private burial will be at Nichols Cemetery, Akron. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Silver Creek Church of God, Silver Lake.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006


 

Cleon Conwell

May 12, 1920–April 3, 2006

Cleon CONWELL, 85, of 2857 Forrest Lane, Rochester, died at 3:02 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. His health was failing for one month.

Born in White County to the late Clarence and Maude Wheadon Conwell, he lived in Rochester since 1951 after moving from White County. He first married Margaret Heishman on March 2, 1940, in Monticello. She preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 1979. He then married Hazel Baker Weakman on May 3, 1980, in Fulton County. She survives in Rochester.

Mr. Conwell graduated from Buffalo High School in 1937. With great pride, he served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corp as a B-17 tail gunner. In October of 1944, he was shot down and bailed out of his B-17 at such a high altitude he changed his boots on his descent.

Following a safe landing, he was captured and spent seven months as a prisoner of war. During this time as a prisoner, he crocheted sweaters by fashioning a spoon handle as a crochet hook and using socks as the raw material. One of his custom-made sweaters is displayed at the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. During his stint in the military, Staff Sgt. Conwell earned the coveted Purple Heart and an array of medals including Good Conduct, Sharpshooter and European Occupation. He was liberated by the Russians.

His local memberships include the American Legion Post No. 36, Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge Post No. 852 and VFW Post No. 1343. Mr. Conwell retired in 1980 after 26 years of service at Sealed Power Corp.

Surviving with his wife, Hazel Conwell, are five children, Angela Nichols and husband John, Rochester, Terry Conwell and wife Jeri, Rochester, Carolyn Ulery and husband Ronald, Rochester, June Haskin and husband John, Carmel, and William Weakman, Rochester; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one brother, Thomas Conwell and wife Jean, Noblesville. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, LaVerne Conwell in 1941; a daughter, Cora Conwell in 1948; a brother, Francis Conwell; and a sister, Thelma Long.

His funeral service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Dr. Mark Spencer officiating. Burial is at Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to his service at the funeral home. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343, both of Rochester. Electronic condolences may be sent to goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Willie Harris

Willie HARRIS, 59, of 259 W. Olson Road, Rochester, died at 8 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. Arrange-ments are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Melvin Jacob Kern

Feb. 20, 1929–April 2, 2006

Melvin Jacob KERN, 77, of 1230 Jefferson St., Rochester, died at 11 p.m. Sunday at his residence.

Born in Mentone to Ivan and Dolly Meredith Kern, he came to Rochester from South Bend. On Oct. 21, 1950, he married Lora P. Sutton Kern in Rochester. 

She preceded him in death on May 7, 2004.

In 1947, Mr. Kern graduated from Beaver Dam High School. He then began employment with Studebaker Corp. in South Bend. Patriotism beckoned him to serve his country. With great pride, he became a member of the U.S. Army and was stationed in various west coast locations and Alaska. Most recently he was retired from Moore Business Forms and presently he worked at the Mill Creek Golf Course. He was a member of First Assembly of God and the Manitou Moose Lodge. Sports provided Mel with much enjoyment as he loved following the Chicago Cubs, Indiana University basketball and all of the Rochester High School athletic programs. He was actively involved with the game of golf and enjoyed many great rounds at Mill Creek.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Steinberger, Logansport; three sons, Melvin E. Kern, Fulton, Michael Kern, Bloomington, Ill., and Mark Kern and wife Lynne, Virginia Beach, Va.; seven grandchildren, Sarah and Jessica Steinberger, Melody Franklin, Megan Kern, Jacob Kern, Ethan Kern and Sophie Kern; two great-grandchildren, C.J. Franklin and Lindsey Franklin; and one brother, Charles Kern, South Bend. Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Orville Kern in 1956.

His funeral service is at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God, 1944 Sweetgum Road, Rochester, with the Rev. Robert George officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, and one hour prior to his service at the church. Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God. Electronic condolences may be sent to goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Zella Thurman

Zella THURMAN, 85, Hickory Creek of Rochester, died Monday at her residence. There are no immediate survivors. A private family service will be held. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, April 5, 2006


 

Cleon Conwell

May 12, 1920–April 3, 2006

Cleon CONWELL, 85, of 2857 Forrest Lane, Rochester, died at 3:02 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. His health was failing for one month.

Born in White County to the late Clarence and Maude Wheadon Conwell, he lived in Rochester since 1951 after moving from White County. He first married Margaret Heishman on March 2, 1940, in Monticello. She preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 1979. He then married Hazel Baker Weakman on May 3, 1980, in Fulton County. She survives in Rochester.

Mr. Conwell graduated from Buffalo High School in 1937. With great pride, he served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corp as a B-17 tail gunner. In October of 1944, he was shot down and bailed out of his B-17 at such a high altitude he changed his boots on his descent.

Following a safe landing, he was captured and spent seven months as a prisoner of war. During this time as a prisoner, he crocheted sweaters by fashioning a spoon handle as a crochet hook and using socks as the raw material. One of his custom-made sweaters is displayed at the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. During his stint in the military, Staff Sgt. Conwell earned the coveted Purple Heart and an array of medals including Good Conduct, Sharpshooter and European Occupation. He was liberated by the Russians.

His local memberships include the American Legion Post No. 36, Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge Post No. 852 and VFW Post No. 1343. Mr. Conwell retired in 1980 after 26 years of service at Sealed Power Corp.

Surviving with his wife, Hazel Conwell, are five children, Angela Nichols and husband John, Rochester, Terry Conwell and wife Jeri, Rochester, Carolyn Ulery and husband Ronald, Rochester, June Haskin and husband John, Carmel, and William Weakman, Rochester; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one brother, Thomas Conwell and wife Jean, Noblesville. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, LaVerne Conwell in 1941; a daughter, Cora Conwell in 1948; a brother, Francis Conwell; and a sister, Thelma Long.

His funeral service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Dr. Mark Spencer officiating. Burial is at Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to his service at the funeral home. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343, both of Rochester. Electronic condolences may be sent to goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Willie Harris

Willie HARRIS, 59, of 259 W. Olson Road, Rochester, died at 8 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Melvin Jacob Kern

Feb. 20, 1929–April 2, 2006

Melvin Jacob KERN, 77, of 1230 Jefferson St., Rochester, died at 11 p.m. Sunday at his residence.

Born in Mentone to Ivan and Dolly Meredith Kern, he came to Rochester from South Bend. On Oct. 21, 1950, he married Lora P. Sutton Kern in Rochester. She preceded him in death on May 7, 2004.

In 1947, Mr. Kern graduated from Beaver Dam High School. He then began employment with Studebaker Corp. in South Bend. Patriotism beckoned him to serve his country. With great pride, he became a member of the U.S. Army and was stationed in various west coast locations and Alaska. Most recently he was retired from Moore Business Forms and presently he worked at the Mill Creek Golf Course. He was a member of First Assembly of God and the Manitou Moose Lodge. Sports provided Mel with much enjoyment as he loved following the Chicago Cubs, Indiana University basketball and all of the Rochester High School athletic programs. He was actively involved with the game of golf and enjoyed many great rounds at Mill Creek.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Steinberger, Logansport; three sons, Melvin E. Kern, Fulton, Michael Kern, Bloomington, Ill., and Mark Kern and wife Lynne, Virginia Beach, Va.; seven grandchildren, Sarah and Jessica Steinberger, Melody Franklin, Megan Kern, Jacob Kern, Ethan Kern and Sophie Kern; two great-grandchildren, C.J. Franklin and Lindsey Franklin; and one brother, Charles Kern, South Bend. Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Orville Kern in 1956.

His funeral service is at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God, 1944 Sweetgum Road, Rochester, with the Rev. Robert George officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, and one hour prior to his service at the church. Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God. Electronic condolences may be sent to goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Zella Thurman

Zella THURMAN, 85, Hickory Creek of Rochester, died Monday at her residence. There are no immediate survivors.

A private family service will be held. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, April 6, 2006


 

Imogene Bass

Imogene BASS, 83, Indianapolis, formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Pasco-Stillinger Funeral Home, Greenfield.


 

Lisa E. Mills

Lisa E. MILLS, 41, Argos, died Tuesday.

Survivors include her children, Ryan, Rusty and Rocky.

Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is handling arrangements.


 

Mary Frances Norris

Sept. 1, 1924–April 4, 2006 Mary Frances NORRIS, 81, of 2856 SE Lakeshore Drive, Macy, died at

12:15 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.

Born in Wabash County to George and Mary Bussard Barnett, she lived in Fulton County for 50 years after she moved from Indianapolis, where she resided for four years. On May 28, 1954, she married Donald A. Norris in Jeffersonville. He preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1979.

She retired from Torin in 1986 and had previously worked at Indiana Metal. She was a former member of First Christian Church, Rochester. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing and crocheting. She also raised canaries.

Survivors include one daughter, Pam Ege and husband Leland, Akron; three sons, Bernard Honkomp and wife Reba, Peru, John Wayne Honkomp and companion Becky McGee, Rochester, and Raymond Norris and wife Sherry, Nyona Lake; one daughter-in-law, Marcia Honkomp, Tippecanoe; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Reba Honkomp, Macy; and one brother, Robert Barnett, Mishawaka. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Robert Honkomp; sister, Alice Domer; and two brothers, George and Thomas Barnett.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Jill Walley officiating. Burial will be at Fulton Cemetery, Fulton. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8

p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Electronic condolences may be made to the family at goodfamily@ rtcol.com.

Friday, April 7, 2006


 

Imogene S. Bass

April 23, 1922–April 5, 2006

Imogene S. BASS, 83, of Indianapolis, formerly of Rochester, passed away Wednesday at her residence.

She was born April 23, 1922, in Hancock County, to the late Price and Blanche (Hill) Scott.

She was a member of the Greenfield Friends Church, Miriam No. 64 OES (past Worthy Matron) and Women of the Moose.

She is survived by one son, Greg (Nancy) Bass; one son-in-law, Michael O’Brien; grandchildren, Debi (Bob) Bagley, Michelle Almond, Scott Ortwein, Christine (Chuck) Blackhurst, Robert (Shirley) Ortwein, Wendy (Mike) Leonard, Troy (Angie) Bass, Jill (Larry) Fanning, Michael (Julie) O’Brien Jr., Melissa (Dan) Becker, Kimberly (Corey) Hanson; 18 great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Steve (Connie) McIntosh and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Peggy O’Brien; sister, Helen McIntosh; husband, James Bass Jr.; and companion, James Smith. Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pasco-Stillinger Funeral Home, Greenfield, with the Rev. Paul C. Enyart officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis, and the Julian Center, Indianapolis.


 

Lindsy G. ‘Duner’ Ewen

Sept. 8, 1944–April 5, 2006

Lindsy G. “Duner” EWEN, 61, of 500 S. Main St., Elkhart, died of natural causes at 11:06 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.

Born in Rochester, he was the son of Lindsy and Lois (Kumler) Ewen Sr. He graduated from Rochester High School. In earlier years, he was a farmer and salesman. He retired from Carter Lumber due to health problems.

He was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Eagles, and was an avid Cubs fan.

Survivors include a daughter, Beth (Andrew) Briddell, Elkhart; a son, Matt (Allison) Ewen, Scottsville, Va.; four grandchildren, Nora, Catherine and Jacob Briddell, Elkhart, and Ava Ewen, Scottsville, Va. One sister, Nancy Noftsger, preceded him in death.

Friends will be received from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lions Club, 102 Monticello Road, Rochester. His body will be cremated. Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at www.hartzlergutermuthinman.com.


 

Richard ‘Rick’ Marquart

Sept. 30, 1967–April 4, 2006

Richard “Rick” MARQUART, age 38, Kalamazoo, Mich., died unexpectedly on Tuesday.

He was born Sept. 30, 1967, in St. Joseph, Mich., the son of Thomas “John” and Linda (Metzler) Marquart.

Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Unity of Kalamazoo Church and will be followed by refreshments in the church hall.

Rick graduated from Loy Norrix High School and Northwestern University as an ASE Master Technician. He owned and operated Mar-Tec Automotive in Kalamazoo, recently working with Dave Green at Fine Line Auto.  Rick was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jerry Metzler and paternal grandmother, Barbara Marquart.

Members of Rick’s family include his daughter, Kaitlyn; his parents; a brother, Michael Marquart, Portage, Mich.; maternal grandmother, Mary Alice Wagoner, Rochester; paternal grandfather, Thomas and Tina Marquart, Rochester; three aunts and uncles, Ann and LaMar Johnson, Zolfo, Fla., James Marquart, Denver, Colo., and Sharon and Jerry Smith, San Antonio, Texas; and several cousins.

Please visit Rick’s memory page at www.lifestorynet.com, where you can read his life story, archive a favorite memory, order flowers or make memorial contributions to Kaitlyn’s College Education Fund, c/o Linda Marquart. Arrangements are by Life Story Funeral Home, Betzler, Kalamazoo, Mich. Telephone: 800-822-7594.


 

Mary Alice ‘Sunny’ Wilson McKee

A memorial service for Mary Alice “Sunny” Wilson McKEE, 78, Zionsville, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, near Akron.

A former Beaver Dam Lake area resident, she died March 5 in Zionsville. She is survived by four daughters.

Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is handling arrangements.


 

Evelyn Lenore Peters

Aug. 19, 1919–April 5, 2006

Evelyn Lenore PETERS, formerly of Plymouth and Garden Court East, living the past two years in Anderson, died of natural causes at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Bethany Pointe Care Center, Anderson. Evelyn was 86 years old. Born in Plymouth on Aug. 19, 1919, she was the daughter of F. Douglas and Vera L. Reese Marks. She graduated from LaPaz High School in 1937. On Sept. 2, 1939, in Bremen, Evelyn and Elmer H. Peters were married. Elmer and Evelyn met when he was the county 4-H agent. Elmer died on Aug. 20, 2003.

Evelyn was the food service director for the Plymouth Community Schools from 1963 to 1968. She became a real estate salesperson with Thompson Realty and then entered property management as a site manager with Garden Courts Inc. until 1979. She then served for many years on the Garden Courts board as secretary. A multi-talented person, she loved gardening – flower and vegetable. She sewed beautifully, crocheted and knitted.

Evelyn was adept at researching genealogy along with her husband and was a member of both the Marshall County Genealogical Society and the Indiana Genealogical Society. She enjoyed traveling and had visited in all 50 states and a trip to Great Britain. She and Elmer had enjoyed walking and bicycling and various crafts during their life together.

Active in 4-H as a youth, she was also an adult leader in the organization. She was instrumental in organizing the Marshall County Diabetic Club.

Evelyn, as a child, attended the Shiloh Church, where many Reese ancestors had worshipped. A longtime member of the First United Methodist Church, she was a member of the United Methodist Women’s Circle and the Mother’s Club.

Evelyn is survived by two daughters and a son. Her daughters and their spouses are: Jane A. and John H. Silvey, Middletown, and Cheryl A. and Barton N. Ball, Rochester. Her son is Gary D. Peters, who lives in Grand Rapids, Mich. Four grandsons and a granddaughter also survive her death. They are: Brent and Nicole Silvey, Noblesville; Jarrod Ball, Greensboro, N.C.; Brad Ball, Blacksburg, Va.; Scott Silvey, Tokyo, Japan; and Elyssa Peters, Grand Rapids, Mich. Several nieces and nephews also survive her death. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; Elmer, her husband of 66 years; an infant son, Terry L. Peters; three brothers and two sisters, including Virginia Suter.

Friends are invited to celebrate Evelyn’s life and service on Sunday from 5

p.m. to 7 p.m. and after 7 a.m. on Monday morning at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. A funeral service for Evelyn will be at 11

a.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. Dr. Dean Fager, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Memorial gifts in Evelyn’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association. Letters of shared memories and notes of condolence may be sent to the family via www.johnson-danielson.com.


 

Ruby Evelyn Walters

Ruby Evelyn WALTERS, 90, Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, and formerly of Mentone, died Wednesday at her residence.

Survivors include one brother, Frank and wife Martha Molebash, Elkhart. Her funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Saturday, April 8, 2006

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Monday, April 10, 2006


 

Lavonne A. Bailey

July 30, 1917–April 8, 2006

Lavonne A. BAILEY, 88, of 701 W. Sixth St., Rochester, died at 6:40 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, where she was a patient since Wednesday.

Born in O’Dell, Ill., to Forrest and Clara (Bowers) Stretch, she lived most of

her life in the Rochester community. On Nov. 28, 1935, in Rochester, she married  Lyle F. Bailey, who preceded her in death on April 10, 1978. Lavonne was a sales clerk for Blumenthal’s and Teitelbaum’s. She was a

member of First Baptist Church, Rochester, the Baptist Ladies Guild and was active in the Association of Women’s Work of the Church. She enjoyed embroidery and embroidered quilts for her great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed participating in Card Club.

Survivors include three daughters, Joyce Briggs and husband Richard, Macy, Reba Cripe and husband Larry, Rochester, and Mary Wynn and husband Terry, Rochester; one son, Ron Bailey and wife Rosemary, Rochester; 11 grandchildren, Loretta Deardorff, Bill Briggs, Don Briggs, Julie Melton, Linda Lowry, Marcia Childers, Larry Cripe, Randy Wynn, Tim Wynn, Dave Bailey and Dan Bailey; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bonnie Townsend and husband Robert, Rochester, and Marilyn Stretch, Rochester; one sister-in-law, Charlene Bailey, Fort Collins, Colo.; and one brother-in-law, Francis Carlson, Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one grandson, Tom Briggs; two sisters, Martha Carlson and Willa Wagoner; and one brother, Louis Stretch. Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200

W. 18th St., Rochester, with Dr. Mark Spencer and the Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to her service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Rochester. Condolences may be sent to goodfamily@ rtcol.com.


 

Robert L. Barnett

April 18, 1918–April 8, 2006 Robert L. BARNETT, 87, of 51985 County Road 19, Bristol, died at 9:20

a.m. Saturday at his residence. Born in Wabash to George and Mary (Buzzard) Barnett, he married Janey L.

Steele on July 21, 1939, in Gary. She died in October 2003. Mr. Barnett was a retired tool and die maker in Rochester, a veteran of the

U.S. Army during World War II and a former member of the VFW. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, woodworking and was an artist.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Davenport and husband David, Lebanon, Diane Barnett, Watertown, Tenn., and Laura Hall, Culver; three sons, Gary Barnett, Visalia, Calif., and James Barnett and wife Debby, Granger, and Weldon Barnett and wife Anna, Bristol; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Reba Honkomp, Macy. He was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Barnett; two sisters and two brothers.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home and Crematory, Elkhart. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. There is a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Calumet Cemetery, Merrillville.


 

Leona Mae Hawk

Leona Mae HAWK, 96, Life Care Center of Rochester, formerly of the Tiosa and Leiters Ford areas, died Sunday at her residence.

Survivors include her daughter, Terry Partridge, Allen, Texas; and one son, Donald Hawk, Cape Coral, Fla.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to her service Thursday.


 

Lois Howton

Lois HOWTON, 84, Rochester, died at 1:17 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Lester L. Larson

Lester L. LARSON, 73, 1819A Bessmore Park Road, Rochester, died at 10

a.m. Sunday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


 

Walter Wayne Ashcraft

Walter Wayne ASHCRAFT, 81, Denver, died Sunday at his home. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Bonebrake Ashcraft; three daughters, Margaret Hajek, Kathleen Blair and Jody Johnson; and one son Bryce Ashcraft. His funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is from 4 p.m. until the service.


 

Leona Mae Hawk

Nov. 14, 1909–April 9, 2006

Leona Mae HAWK, 96, Life Care Center of Rochester, formerly of the Tiosa and Leiters Ford areas, departed this life to join her husband and heavenly family in eternal rest at 3:50 a.m. Sunday from her residence.

She was born the daughter of Earl and Ida Arven Gibson on Nov. 14, 1909, in the Reiter Community, southwest of Rochester, in Fulton County. She had lived most of her life in the Fulton County areas of Rochester, Leiters Ford and Richland Center. On Feb. 22, 1930, in Rochester, she was wed to Edward L. Hawk. They were married for more than 50 years when he preceded her in death on April 21, 1980. She had been a faithful employee of the former Frank Manufacturing, Mentone, where she worked for 19 years until she retired in 1975.

She was a member of First Brethren Church of Tiosa and she also had formerly been an active member of the Mount Hope United Methodist Church, where she had served her Lord as the President of the Women’s Society of Christian Service (WSCS) in the church. At Tiosa, she was active in the Women’s Missionary Society (WMS).

She is survived by a daughter, Terry Partridge and husband Michael, Allen, Texas; a son, Donald and wife Mary Hawk, Cape Coral, Fla., nine grandchildren; Randy Hawk and Becky Beatty, both of Rochester, Caramia Hawk and Donald Kim Hawk, both of Ft. Myers, Fla., Kevin Hawk and Karen Harding, both of Cape Coral, Fla., Cindy Bennett, Bokeelia, Fla., Heather Hornick, Woodbridge, Va., and Kami Tucker, Spring Lake, Mich; 14 great-grandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and a foster sister, Arlene Baer and husband Emery, Logansport. Preceding her in eternal rest with her parents and husband are a daughter, Carol Hawk in 1957; a son, Robert E. Hawk on May 31, 1999; a granddaughter, Linda Kay Hawk; three brothers, Herschel, Charles and Francis Gibson; and two daughters-in-law, Esther Jean Hawk on July 11, 1979, and Emma F. Hawk on June 16, 1999.

A celebration of Leona’s life will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St. (Indiana 14 West), Rochester, with Pastor Larry Stutzman officiating. She will be laid to rest with her husband in the Richland Center Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday or one hour prior to her service Thursday. Memorials may be made to either First Brethren Church of Tiosa or the Mount Hope United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Electronic condolences may be sent to her family through goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Vincent J. Herbst

Vincent J. HERBST, 45, passed away at his rural Loogootee, Ind., home Saturday, April 8, after a year’s battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; and daughter, Erin, 5; his parents, Dave and JoAnn, Lake Manitou; sister, Christine Rathburn, Fort Wayne; brothers, Eric and wife Julie, North Webster, and Kevin and wife Diana, Los Lunas, N.M.; one niece, Olivia Rathburn; seven nephews, William and Victor Grimes, Charles Rathburn, Tyler, Keyan, Jacob and Gabriel Herbst, and in-laws, Russell and Marilyn Gourley, West Lafayette.

Vince attended Brownsburg High School, where he played football and wrestled for three years and was a 1979 graduate of Rochester High School, where he was a member of the wrestling team. After graduation, he alternated college with construction work and eventually completed requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Purdue University, 1996. He was subsequently employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service and was a District Conservationist for Daviess and Martin counties, Ind.

He was a dedicated conservationist who respected the land and loved working with the farming community in protecting and enhancing all aspects of the environment. Vince was also an avid and ethical outdoorsman, excelling in canoeing, archery, marksmanship and lived for his fishing and hunting. His respect for animals

– domestic and wild – was surpassed only by his love, consideration and respect for his family and many friends. Vince’s passing creates a huge void and he will be missed by all.

At his request, there will be only a funeral mass at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 1916 Meharry St., Lafayette, Ind., at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 13. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vince’s memory to a local hospice.


 

Lois Howton

Aug. 11, 1921–April 9, 2006 Lois HOWTON, 84, of 3139 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester, passed away at 1:17

p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, where she had been a patient since Saturday.

Lois was born as the daughter of Dennis Franklin and Zora Etta Williams Burton, in Henderson, Ky., on Aug. 11, 1921. She lived most of her life in the Argos and Fulton County area of Indiana. On July 29, 1940, in Paducah, Ky., she took Colman M. Coley Howton to be her husband. They had enjoyed more than 60 years of marriage and family together when he preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2000.

She was a homemaker and had worked as an assistant manager for the former Alfords IGA Store in Argos for many years. She was an active member of the Argos United Methodist Church where she had served as President of the Women’s Society and as the Sunday School Superintendent for several years. While wintering in Florida with her husband, she had attended and served as the assistant secretary for the 1st United Methodist Church of Avon Park.

Outside of her church, she had been active in the Women’s Auxiliary of the James Lowell Corey American Legion Post No. 68 of Argos, where she had served as the Unit President, District President and she had held almost every office on the local level at one time or another. She was a former member of the Argos Order of the Eastern Star and had served as the Mother Advisor for the Argos Chapter of the Rainbow Girls. She also had served as a den mother for the Argos Cub Scouts for many years as her children were growing up.

She is survived by a daughter, Judith King and husband Bob, Bourbon; two sons, Richard Howton and wife Vivian, Elkhart, and Michael Howton and wife Beverly, Rochester; a daughter-in-law, Eileen Howton, South Bend; 12 grandchildren, Sheryl Baxter, Sheila Ullery, Dina Griffin, Laurie Parko, Sharon O’Bryan, Michele Reser, Jamie Halfast, Ashlee Howton, Traci Boudreau, Marc Howton, Matthew Howton and Tara Howton; and also 13 great-grandchildren. Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Ronald Howton and Daniel Howton; one granddaughter, Carol Ann King; and one grandson, Randy Howton.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Argos United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Vale officiating. Interment will be on Saturday in the Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Ky. Family and friends may visit at the Argos United Methodist Church from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday or one hour prior to her service Thursday in the church. Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Envelopes will be available at the church or the funeral home. Electronic condolences may be sent to her family through goodfamily@rtcol.com. Her services have been entrusted to Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th Street, Rochester.


 

Lester L. Larson

Lester L. LARSON, 73, of 1819A Bessmore Park Road, Rochester, died Sunday at his residence.

Survivors include his son, Ronald Larson, Lyons, Ill.; brother, Raymond Larson, Princeton, Ill.; and two sisters, Olga Pearson, Rolling Prairie, and Marjorie Kirkconnell, Greenwood, Wis.

No service or visitation will take place. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Relna Mowrer

Relna MOWRER, 94, of 26 Wriggle Road, Peru, formerly of Rochester, died at 12:45 a.m. today at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

William F. Raber

July 23, 1931–April 10, 2006

William F. RABER, 74, Peru, went to be with the Lord at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo, where he had been a patient since April 4.

William was born on July 23, 1931, in Peru, Ind., to Francis and Gertrude Raber. On Sept. 25, 1951, he married Rosemary Smith, Logansport, who survives in Peru. They would have celebrated their 55th anniversary this year.

Bill was a mechanic and at one time owned his own garage. He was employed by Chuck Ellison in Lafayette and McMahan O’Conner as a heavy machine operator mechanic. He retired from E & B Paving in 1996 and was an advocate member of the International Union of Operating Engineers AFL-CIO. Bill enjoyed all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as his cat, Lady.

He is survived by his eight children, Ginger Raber, Peru, Michael Raber and wife Kathy, Michigan, Angela Cleland and husband Jerry, Mexico, Nancy Peppers and husband Dan, Peru, Ronald Raber and wife Cindy, Lafayette, William F. Raber Jr. and wife Gayle, Peru, Rebecca Meeks and husband Grant, Mexico, Jamie Daily and husband Mike, Pendleton, and adopted daughter, Patsy Struble and husband Jim, Peru; his brother, Byron Raber, Chili; 14 grandchildren, Sabrina Williamson, Steven Raber, Patsy Raber, Nina Bowen, Brandi Yute, Michelle Yard, Andrea Vallo, Robert Raber, Janet Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Foley, Tiffany Raber, Alyssa Raber, Savannah Meeks, Megan and Sarah Daily; as well as 14 great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his mother; father; sister, Donna Smith; and a great-grandson, Bradley Williamson.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with Pastor Steve Fleck officiating. Burial is at Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Dukes Memorial Hospital Chaplain Service.


 

Dean Aaron Weaver

Dean Aaron WEAVER, 35, Peru, died Sunday near Dayton, Ohio.

Survivors include his parents, Terry Dean and Brenda Gail Meadows Weaver, Peru; two children, Matthew Dean and Amanda Rae Weaver, Peru; two sisters, Monica Senk, Fort Wayne, and Carla Smith, Peru; and one brother, Myles Weaver.

His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mexico Church of the Brethren. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


 

Guy DeTurk

Guy DeTURK, 80, Rochester, died at 9:20 a.m. today at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


 

Arnold Flory

Arnold FLORY, 92, Tippe-canoe, died Tuesday at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Clarabel Flory; nine children, Anita Crawford, Warsaw, Audrey Griffis, Burkett, Rose Walters, Bourbon, Lewis Flory, Rochester, Doug Flory, Jerry Flory, Doyle Flory, Lorraine Devros and Duane Flory, all of Tippecanoe; and one sister, Eldona Blue, Niles, Mich.

His graveside service is 1 p.m. Friday at Summit Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, Bourbon.


 

Lee Roy Hoehne

Dec. 1, 1925–March 27, 2006

Lee Roy HOEHNE, 80, of 15110 Willowdale Road, Tampa, Fla., formerly of Fulton and Logansport, died at 9:30 p.m. March 27 at his residence. Born in Denver to

Paul and Nellie Skinner Hoehne, he married Beverly Frenger on Oct. 28, 1978, in Logansport.

Mr. Hoehne retired from Central Paving in 1989. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1944 and was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Hoehne, Tampa, Fla.; one daughter, Darla J. Kaminski and husband Robert, Lombard, Ill.; three stepdaughters, Valerie Gremillion, Tampa, Fla., Michelle Stermer and husband Daniel, Tampa, Fla., Teresa Naumann and husband Larry, Thornton, Colo.; one sister, Harriet Ruth Zartman, Macy; two brothers, Lowell Hoehne and wife Anita, Lafayette, and Owen Hoehne and wife Marilou, Sun City, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by one son, David L. Hoehne.

His funeral service is 5 p.m. Friday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Richard Kistler officiating. Burial with full military graveside rites is at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Visit-ation is one hour prior to his service Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Life Path Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609.


 

Relna Mowrer

Nov. 15, 1911–April 11, 2006

Relna MOWRER, 94, of 36 Riggle Road, Peru, formerly of Rochester, died at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Born in Athens to Loyd and Tempie Moore Bryant, she married Glen Bowell, who died in 1959. She then married the Rev. C.J. Mowrer on Oct. 14, 1961, in Akron. He preceded her in death on March 24, 1995.

Mrs. Mowrer was a homemaker and worked for a number of years earlier in life at the Sears & Roebuck store in South Bend. She was a member of First Church of God, Peru, and its Missionary Society. She was an active member of the Prill School Association and she also was the oldest living student that had attended Prill School. She enjoyed working out of doors and assisted with the milking of the cows when she lived on the farm. She also was a very talented organist and enjoyed playing the organ.

Survivors include four stepdaughters, Phyllis Daniel and husband Tom, Daytona Beach, Fla., Loretta Inman, Fort Wayne, Marty Holland and husband Red, Rochester, and Lois Mongosa and husband John, Peru; one stepson, Larry Mowrer and wife Carol, Rochester; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one sister, Adlene Halterman, Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; a grandson, Jack Downing; a sister, Helen Nichols in 1988..

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Don Meyer officiating. Burial is at Athens Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday or one hour prior to her service Friday. Memorials may be made to the Prill School Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Electronic condolences may be sent to the family goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Delbert A. Senff

Delbert A. SENFF, 86, Bourbon, died Wednesday at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Deloris; six children, Jerry Senff, Bourbon, Joyce Clevenger, Paintsville, Ky., Barbara Farrer, Wyatt, Wanda Mikel, Etna Green, Rex Senff, Plymouth, and Bonnie Jeffers, Bourbon; four sisters, Vera Heinke, Bremen, Doris Weaver, Lapaz, Thelma Miller, Walkerton, and Bonnie Bagley, Lake of the Woods; and two brothers, Russell Senff, Phoenix, Ariz. and Robert Senff, Genoa, Ill.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Tippecanoe Primitive Baptist Church. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, Bourbon.

Thursday, April 13, 2006


 

Guy Lawrence DeTurk

Guy Lawrence DeTURK, 77, of 323 Fulton Ave., Rochester, died Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Ellen DeTurk, Rochester; one daughter, Barbara Ball, Rochester; one son, Cecil Blankenship, Oakwood, Va.; one sister, Hazel Reed, Wabash; four brothers, Clarence DeTurk, Austin, Texas, Ralph DeTurk, Wabash, Richard DeTurk, North Manchester, and Lewis DeTurk, Peru.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to his service Tuesday at the funeral home.


 

Marcia R. Wertzberger

Sept. 22, 1932–April 11, 2006

Marcia R. WERTZBERGER, 73, Greenwood, passed away Tuesday at Community Hospital South, Greenwood.

She was born on Sept. 22, 1932, in Athens to the late Harley and Mariam (Barnhisel) McGee. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joseph D. Wertzberger; her children, Marc Wertzberger and wife Jacquie, Matt Wertzberger and wife Cindi, Michael Wertzberger wife Rita, and Leanne Hurford; three grandchildren, Joey Wertzberger and Neil and Abby Hurford; two stepgrandchildren; her brother, Robert McGee, Rochester; daughter-in-law, Lisa Wertzberger, and several nieces and nephews.

Marcia was a 1950 graduate of Rochester High School. She was a homemaker, volunteer and fundraiser for many charitable organizations and a former member of Indianapolis Baptist Temple.

The Rev. Harold Leininger will conduct a private family memorial service at

G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. Indiana 135, Greenwood. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Friday, April 14, 2005


 

Everett E. Bailey

Everett E. BAILEY (Louie Hitesman), 45, of 315 E. Sixth St., Rochester, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Guy Lawrence DeTurk

July 26, 1925–April 12, 2006 Guy Lawrence DeTURK, 80, of 323 Fulton Ave., Rochester, died at 9:20

a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Born in Fort Wayne to Walter and Terzah Alshouse DeTurk, he lived most of his life in the communities of Mentone, Leesburg, Akron, Beaver Dam and Rochester. On March 21, 1953, he married Martha Ellen Blankenship in Grundy, Va. She survives at home.

Mr. DeTurk was a driver and baker for Nickle’s Bakery; Kroger; a milk truck driver; Ritzcraft, Argos; Wickes, Argos; and Moore’s Business Forms, Rochester, when he retired following 16 years of service. He was a World War II Army Veteran who served in the Indiana National Guard for three years. He had attended detective school. He was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School and enjoyed playing high school basketball, along with 4-H activities. More recently he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an active bowler.

Memberships include the VFW and the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Barbara Ball, Rochester; one son, Cecil Blankenship and wife Norma, Oakwood, Va.; four grandchildren, Bruce W. Wiard Jr., Farrah Michelle Grubbs, Destiney R. McKenzie and Melinda Martin; four great-grandchildren, Stephanie Grubbs, Kyleigh Grubbs, Tiffany Martin and Derek Martin; one sister, Hazel Reed, Wabash; four brothers, Clarence DeTurk and special friend Joyce, Austin, Texas, Ralph DeTurk and wife Jean, Wabash; Richard DeTurk and wife Rosie, North Manchester, and Lewis DeTurk and wife Lillie, Peru; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Herman DeTurk.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200

W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. David Dittman officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday. The LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and the VFW will conduct military graveside rites. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Messages and letters of condolence may be sent to the family through goodfamily@ rtcol.com.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

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Monday, April 17, 2006

Everett E. Bailey Jr. Dec 28, 1960-April 13, 2006

Everett E. BAILEY Jr., aka Louie A. HITESMAN, 45, of 315 East Sixth St., Rochester, passed away at 10 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born on Dec. 28, 1960, in Valparaiso, he was the son of David S. and Harriette A. (Moore) Hitesman Jr.

Mr. Bailey was a welder at Lear Company of Bourbon.

Survivors include his sisters, Penny A. McMahon, Coconut Creek, Fla., and Cheri Hitesman, Fr. Lauderdale, Fla.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Harry D. Hitesman.

His graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m Tuesday at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.  Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Charles F. Byfield

Charles F. BYFIELD, 79, Francesville, died Thursday at Our Lady of Holy Cross, San Pierre.

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara VanHorn, Culver; four sons, Steve Byfield, Paoli, Richard Byfield, Winamac, Gary Byfield, Elkhart, and Charles Byfield, Lafayette; and two sisters, Leaine Gibson, Renton, Wash., and Sherry Williams, Crown Point.

His graveside service is 3 p.m. CDT Wednesday at Lake Bruce Cemetery, Bruce Lake. There is no visitation.


 

Edward A. Kinzie

Edward A. KINZIE, 87, Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport, died Saturay at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

Survivors include his wife, Oral Kinzie; two sons, Forrest Kinzie, Twelve Mile, and Eldon Kinzie, Logansport; two daughters, Julia Flora, and Ellen Flick, West Manchester, Ohio; three brothers and two sisters.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Old German Baptist Brethren Church, near Hoover. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.


 

Fredrick C. Long

Jan. 11, 1925-April 15, 2006 Fredrick C. LONG, 81, 1316 Madison St., Rochester, passed away at 4:12

a.m. Saturday at the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Joseph County, South Bend.

Born on Jan. 11, 1925, in Erie Township of Miami County, he was the son of Thomas and Pearl (Clark) Long.  On Sept. 17, 1941, he married Mary L. Cole in Rochester. She survives.

Mr. Long was retired from Norfolk & Western Railroad.  He also had been employed at the former Tom Long & Son Plumbing of Macy.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Manitou Moose Lodge and the Swingin’ Dudes Square Dance Club. He was a World War II veteran who served with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Lexington aircraft carrier.

Surviving with his wife are his daughter, Sherry Long and life partner Peg Robinson, Naples, Fla.; one son, Alex Long, Rochester; grandchildren, Lindsey Marie Long, Frederick C. Long III, Alicia Jane Long and Christopher Long; sisters, Juanita Geberin, Peru, Charlotte Duncan, Peru, and Markie and husband Ted Edwards, Rochester; brother, Jim and wife Wanda Long, Danville, Ill, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas D. Long on Aug. 24, 1991.

His funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Richard Murphy officiating.  His graveside service will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and VFW posts. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Center for Hospice, South Bend, or the First Christian Church building fund.


 

Blanche Eleanor Ward

March 7, 1920-April 16, 2006

Blanche Eleanor WARD, 86, Life Care Center of Rochester and formerly of North Little Rock, Ark., passed away at 11:55 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

She was born on March 7, 1920, in Frankfort, N.Y., as the daughter of Louis and Mathilde (Boll) Born.  She married Ira D. Ward and he preceded her in death.

Mrs. Ward was a homemaker and a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester.  She enjoyed writing letters and sending cards to family and friends for various occasions.

Survivors include her daughters, Sherry and husband Loren Wilson, Tippecanoe, Shirley and husband Ed Michaelis, Loveland, Colo.; sons, Bernie and wife Alice Smith, Stratton, Colo., Gary Smih, Stratton, Colo., Richard Lee and wife Michelle Smith, Rochester; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Billy Born, Searcy, Ark.; cousins, Irene and husband Joe Elliot, North Little Rock, Ark., Charles DeRoche, North Little Rock, Cherry Thurman, Sherwood, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Louise Beason of North Little Rock, Ark.; and brother, George Born, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Her funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. George Hapner officiating.  Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to her service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester.  Condolences may by sent to the family at zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.


 

Robert Winstead

Robert WINSTEAD, 719 E. 14th St., Rochester, died today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


 

Fredrick C. Long

Jan. 11, 1925–April 15, 2006 Fredrick C. LONG, 81, 1316 Madison St., Rochester, passed away at 4:12

a.m. Saturday at the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Joseph County, South Bend.

Born on Jan. 11, 1925, in Erie Township of Miami County, he was the son of Thomas and Pearl (Clark) Long. On Sept. 17, 1946, he married Mary L. Cole in Rochester. She survives.

Mr. Long was retired from Norfolk & Western Railroad. He also had been employed at the former Tom Long & Son Plumbing of Macy. He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Manitou Moose Lodge and the Swingin’ Dudes Square Dance Club. He was a World War II veteran who served with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Lexington aircraft carrier.

Surviving with his wife are his daughter, Sherry Long and life partner Peg Robinson, Naples, Fla.; one son, Alex Long, Rochester; grandchildren, Lindsey Marie Long, Frederick C. Long III, Alicia Jane Long and Kristopher Long; sisters, Juanita Geberin, Peru, Charlotte Duncan, Peru, and Markie and husband Ted Edwards, Rochester; brother, Jim and wife Wanda Long, Danville, Ill., and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas D. Long on Aug. 24, 1991.

His funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Richard Murphy officiating. His graveside service will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and VFW posts. Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Center for Hospice, South Bend, or the First Christian Church building fund.


 

Jack G. Sewell

Jack G. SEWELL, 69, of 5010 N. 100 West, Kokomo, died at 1:15 a.m. today at Howard Regional Health System, Kokomo. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Robert C. Winstead

April 25, 1946–April 17, 2006

Robert C. WINSTEAD, 59, of 719 E. 14th St., Rochester, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday at his residence. He had been in failing health the past five years.

Born in LaPorte to Robert and Mamie Thornburg Winstead, he lived in Rochester since 1993 when he moved from Walkerton. On Dec. 24, 1993, he married Jean Shuey in Rochester.

He had been a truck driver. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in Vietnam. He received many awards including the Purple Heart. He also served in the Indiana National Guard, Plymouth, for 13 years.

He had formerly attended Hillcrest Baptist Church, Rochester, and was a former member of the Eagles Lodge No. 852, Rochester. He enjoyed painting ceramic villages. He was a great cook. He loved the outdoors and took great pride in his flower garden. He enjoyed camping and was an avid fisherman. He loved all animals but cherished the time spent with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Winstead, at home; one daughter, Tammy Gross and husband Dale, Rochester; one stepdaughter, Heather Goad, Rochester; two stepsons, J.J. Shuey and Bobby Shuey, both of Rochester; six grandchildren, Christina Swanson, Amber Gross, Loretta Gross, Robert Lowry, Billy Gross and Dakota Gross; six great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral

Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Jerry Pitman officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home. LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343 will conduct military rites at the funeral home following the service. Memorials may be made to the Heart Association or to the Lung Association. Electronic condolences may be made to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com. Wednesday. April 19, 2006


 

Barbara Sue Hughes

Feb. 26, 1934–April 18, 2006 Barbara Sue HUGHES, 72, of 1110 Madison St., Rochester, passed away at

3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

She was born on Feb. 26, 1934, in Dyersburg, Tenn., the daughter of Stellzer and Leona (Petty) Crocker. On Nov. 5, 1951, in Corinth, Miss., she married Billy Thomas Hughes. He preceded in death on Dec. 5, 1993.

Mrs. Hughes was a machine operator at Dynamics Industries in Chicago, Ill. 

She had been a member of the Pentecostal Church and Liberty Baptist Church, Rochester.

Survivors include her sons, Donald Wayne and wife Lillian Hughes, Rochester, and Dwayne and wife Sandra Hughes, Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, Barbara Hughes, Rochester, Jodi Hughes, Chicago, Ill., Denise Hughes, Chicago, Ill., Donny and wife Desmond Hughes, Stayce and husband Ronald Tyler, Billy and wife Heather Hughes, Jesse Hughes, Darla and husband Shawn Cockeren, Johnny and wife Karis Olson, Jimmy and wife Jenny Olson, Carol and husband Robert Sprague and Cathy Olson, all of Rochester, Steve Hughes, Annie Hughes, Asylum Hughes, all of Chicago, Ill., Danny Hughes, Illinois, and Pam Hughes, Illinois; great-grandchildren, Aayilah Tyler, Betty Tyler, Terrance Tyler, Destiny Smith, Ronnie Tyler, Lydia Tyler, Zachary Cockeren, Johnnie Olson, Angel Olson, Isiah Hughes, Madison Hughes and Billy Hughes, all of Rochester; and a sister, Dorcas Snyder, Dyersburg, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Danny Hughes in 1997; and daughter, Barbara Olson in 2005.

Her funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Creek of Rochester.


 

Jack G. Sewell

May 29, 1936–April 18, 2006

Jack G. SEWELL, 69, who resided at 5010 N. 100 West, Kokomo, passed on to his eternal glory at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday at Howard Regional Health Systems, Kokomo, where he was a patient since April 9.

He was born May 29, 1936, in Lafayette as the son of Floyd A. and Lela Oilar Sewell. He lived in the Kokomo area for more than 50 years after moving from Lafayette. He was a 1954 graduate of Northwestern High School where he had been a member of the Tigers baseball and track teams and he had been a standout on the Tigers basketball team.

On July 5, 1958, in Bunker Hill, he took Patsy Coleman to be his bride. They were married for more than 47 years. He had been a loyal employee of the Public Service of Indiana for more than 30 years until retiring, where he had worked as a dispatcher for the Kokomo office.

He had attended the McGrawsville United Methodist Church. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved fishing and playing basketball with his children and grandchildren. He was an avid gardener and was well-known among family and friends for the beautiful tomatoes he raised. He was a collector and had several collections of many different items. As a fellow Hoosier, he was a die-hard Indiana University basketball fan. His most beloved and cherished interests were his two grandchildren. He loved attending, following and supporting their prep sporting careers at Rochester High School.

He is survived by his loving wife, Patsy, at home; a daughter, Kathy L. Crowe and husband Randy, Kokomo; two sons, Brian J. Sewell and wife Sue, Rochester, and Jon P. Sewell, Kokomo; a granddaughter, Bethany Sewell, and a grandson, Nathan Sewell, both of Rochester; a sister, Carolyn Yamaoka and husband Ron, Kaulia, Hawaii; three brothers, Floyd Boono and wife Carolyn, Kokomo, Danny and wife Shelby, Rocky Mount, N.C., and Ronny and wife Janet, Kokomo. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Billie in 1953.

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at the McGrawsville United Methodist Church 9377 S. 300 East, Amboy, at 11 a.m. Friday with his son, Pastor Brian Sewell, and Pastor Kenny Cole officiating. His earthly remains will be laid to rest in the Galveston Cemetery following the services. Family and friends may visit Murray-Weaver Funeral Home, 401 S. California, Galveston, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday or in the church one hour prior to his service Friday. Memorials may be made in his memory to either the McGrawsville United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. Electronic condolences may be sent to his family at good family@rtcol.com. His arrangements have been entrusted to the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Rhonda Walters

Nov. 26, 1964–April 17, 2006

Rhonda WALTERS, 41, of 4496 S. 1300 West, Mentone, died at 1 p.m. Monday at her residence.

Born in Warsaw to Elmer G. and Frances (Conley) Hughes, she was a lifetime Kosciusko County resident. On April 26, 2003, she married Steve Walters in Gatlinburg, Tenn. He survives in Mentone.

Mrs. Walters worked at Little Lambs Day Care, Rochester, and was a member of Living Hope Ministries, Warsaw.

Along with her husband, she is survived by her mother, Frances (Frankie) Hughes, Silver Lake; one sister, Mrs. Conley (Penny) Hall, Mentone; one brother, Doug Hughes, Nappanee; two stepdaughters, Stephanie Olson, Warsaw, and Gina Slone, Warsaw; and one stepson, Rodney Walters, South Bend. She was preceded in death by her father and one brother.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel,

Warsaw, with Pastor Wayne Whitaker officiating. Burial is at Mentone Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be made to Living Hope Ministries, 595 E. 350 North, Warsaw, IN 46582. To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, go to mchattonsadlerfuneral chapels.com. Thursday, April 20, 2006


 

Norma Barr

Norma BARR, 83, 1030 High St., Worthington, Ohio, formerly of Saner Drive, Akron, died Wednesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Friday, April 21, 2006


 

Norma Barr

June 14, 1922-April 19, 2006 Norma BARR, 83, Laurels of Worthington, Ohio, formerly of Akron, died at

11:30 p.m. Wednesday at Laurels of Worthington, Ohio. Born in Akron to Orvan and Vera I. Martin Floor, she married Horace E.

“Jim” Barr on Feb. 12, 1943, in Canton, S.D.  He passed away on Feb. 25, 1997.

Mrs. Barr was a homemaker and lived in Ohio for four years.

Survivors include her son, James R. Barr, Worthington, Ohio; three grandchildren, Rebecca, Tamara and Thomas; three great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Phyllis Munson, Warsaw, Martha Howard and Cleo Hall, both of Lakeview. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Maralene and Tara Jean; three brothers, Marion, Orvan Jr. and James Floor; four sisters, Pauleen Floor, Francis Arnold, Jeanette Small and Gladys Gaff.

Her funeral service is 6 p.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Don Dexheimer officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date at Akron Cemetery.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Institute.

LIFELINED A nothbound semi-truck and eastbound Jeep collided shortly after 8

a.m. today at U.S. 31 and Third Street. The Jeep driver was thrown from his vehicle, gravely injured and flown by Samaritan helicopter to Parkview Memorial Hosptal, Fort Wayne.  Traffic on U.S. 31 was stopped for 1 1/2 hours.  The identity of the victim was not immediately released.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

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U.S. 31 Crash fatal for one

The Sentinel Report

Delong area resident Lloyd LOHSE, 63, was killed Friday when his Jeep collided with a semi-truck on U.S. 31 at Third Street.

State police said Lohse, of 9646 Poplar Drive, Tippecanoe Shores West, was driving his Cherokee east on Third Street at 8:13 a.m. and failed to yield at the median, clipping the trailer of a northbound semi-truck driven by Larry Benco, 52, Kokomo.

The northbound lanes of U.S. 31 were closed for more than two and onehalf hours as the crash was investigated and cleaned up.  The southbound lanes were closed a short while so Samaritan helicopter could land.  Lohse was pronounced deat at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

Police said Lohse was not wearing a seatbelt.  Benco was wearing a seatbelt and did not get hurt.

Monday, April 24, 2006


 

Dustin G. Howell

Dec. 6, 1982–April 22, 2006

Dustin G. HOWELL, 23, of 17177 Kenilworth Road,  Argos, died Saturday of an accidental drowning in an automobile accident in Fulton County on Old U.S. 31 and the Tippecanoe River.

He was born in Plymouth on Dec. 6, 1982, the son of Claude G. Howell and Laurinda Snyder. He was a maintenance man at McDonald’s in Argos and was a 2002 graduate of Argos High School. He played basketball, soccer and baseball. He won many trophies in PeeWee League through high school. He won the mental attitude award in baseball and basketball. Fans and team members loved him for his enthusiasm and the love of sports.

He is survived by his mother, Laurinda S. and Charles D. Taylor, Plymouth; his father, Claude G. and Cathy Howell, Plymouth; sister, Marlanna Howell, Plymouth; brother, Travis Howell, Plymouth; two stepsisters, Tammy Swihart, Etna Green, and April Smith, Argos; maternal grandparents, Marvin and Nyla Snyder, Argos; maternal great-grandparents, A.C. and Millie Snyder, Losantville; paternal grandmother, Grace and Ken Gilliland, Denver; nephew, Cory Keyser; two stepnieces, Amber LaFree and Elizabeth Hack; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, A.J. Howell.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon. His funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Jim Irwin officiating. A graveside service is 4

p.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, where burial will occur. Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.


 

Dale Irwin

June 1, 1922–April 23, 2006

Dale IRWIN, 83, of 7777 N. 550 East, Rochester, died at 7:25 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

Born in Cornell, Wis., to Max and Laura Hollopeter Irwin, he married Erlene

I. Demmin on June 23, 1945, in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. She survives at home. He had worked at Sun Metal in Warsaw and he was also a farmer. He was a member of Riverview Community Church.

Surviving with his wife, Erlene I. Irwin, are two daughters, Peggy Kubley, Rochester, Nancy and husband Bill Murphy, New Bedford, Mass.; three sons, Donald and wife Shirley Irwin, Rochester, Richard and wife Libby Irwin, Etna Green, and Keith and wife Janet Irwin, Kokomo; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Harley Irwin, Texas, and Tim Irwin, Greensburg. He was preceded in death by three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Shirley Ellil; and one brother, Wayne Irwin.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Riverview Community Church, 3780 Indiana 110, Rochester, with Pastor Rodney Ruberg officiating. Burial is at

Richland Center Cemetery, Rochester. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Woodlawn Home Health Care, 1400 E. Ninth St., Rochester, IN 46975.


 

Jonathan W. VanVactor

Nov. 29, 1983–April 22, 2006

Jonathan W. VanVACTOR, 22, of 3507 A. St., Thomas Blvd., Indianapolis, formerly of Argos, died Saturday of an accidental drowning in an automobile accident in Fulton County on Old U.S. 31 and the Tippecanoe River.

He was born in Plymouth on Nov. 29, 1983, the son of William J. VanVactor Jr. and Linda L. Snyder Bennett. Jon was a conveyor maintenance technician for Warehouse

Equipment Inc. of Indianapolis. He was a 2002 graduate of Argos High School and enjoyed playing his guitar and enjoyed his nieces and nephews. He was a member of United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his mother, Linda and LeeRoy Bennett, Argos, and his father, William and Marilee VanVactor, Merritt Island, Fla.; sisters, Lee Anna and husband Kevin Dowd, Plymouth, and Christine Bennett, Warsaw; brother, Josh VanVactor, Plymouth; stepbrother, Seth Cassel, Syracuse; nieces, Makayla and Makenzie Dowd; nephew, Kohan Hensley; maternal grandparents, Marvin and Nyla Snyder, Argos; maternal great-grandparents, A.C. and Millie Snyder, Losantville; paternal grandfather, William VanVactor Sr., Plymouth; paternal grandmother, Elizabeth and husband Jack Thomas, Yuma, Ariz.; paternal great-grandmother, Norma Trent, Lebanon; and paternal great-grandfather, Joe and wife Mardell VanVactor, Plymouth. He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Bennett, in 2003.

A private visitation and funeral service will be held at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon. A public graveside service is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery with Jim Irwin officiating.


 

Richard ‘Dick’ O. Wilson

Nov. 23, 1911–April 23, 2006

Richard “Dick” O. WILSON, 94, of 827 W. 13th St., Rochester, went to be with his Lord at noon Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Mr. Wilson was born on 

Nov. 23, 1911, in Marion, the son of Cary and Mabel (Neiswonger) Wilson of Macy. On Dec. 25, 1936, in New Orleans, La., he married Rozella J. Ewer. She preceded him in death on Sept. 14, 1998.

Mr. Wilson moved to Richland Township in 1948, where he raised his family, helped to begin the Rochester Church of Christ, and supported Richland Center School. He then moved to Greenfield, where he became Hancock County’s first Health Officer (20 years) and was a charter member and elder of the Greenfield Church of Christ. His retirement years brought him back to Fulton County along the Tippecanoe River, where he and his wife enjoyed fishing, friends, his faith, his children and grandchildren, and the serenity of the Tippecanoe River. He was an exceptionally kind, patient, and loving father and grandfather – a good friend to everyone who knew him. He will be missed.

Survivors include four sons, Jay and wife Mary Jo Wilson, Rochester, Noel and wife Cecilia Wilson, Inman, Kansas, David and wife Sue Wilson, Indianapolis, Halbert and wife Wynne Wilson, Rochester; daughter, Sarah and husband David Gardiner, Lapeer, Mich.; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lynn Enninger; brothers, Donald, Howard and Ellis Wilson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Rochester Church of Christ, 120 E. Fifth St., Rochester, with the Rev. Jim Dillinger officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Mud Lake Chapel Cemetery, Macy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ozark Bible College, Joplin, Missouri. Condolences may be sent online to zimmermanbros @rtcol.com.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


 

Paul R. Binion

Paul R. BINION, 47, of 614 Northgate Circle, Rochester, died Sunday at his residence.

Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Binion, Rochester; daughter, Brittany

R. Binion, Rochester; father, Phillip Binion, Culver; mother, Jacqueline Georgen, Warren, Ohio; seven brothers, Kenneth Binion, Kentucky, Mark Binion, Arkansas, Timothy Binion, Knox, Harold Teetz, Ohio, Pete Rozinsky, Ohio, Anthony Burnham, Culver, and Charles McNear, Ohio; and two sisters, Teresa McClellan, Knox, Rebecca Binion, Walk-erton.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ, Argos. Visit-ation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.


 

Dale Irwin

The funeral service for Dale IRWIN, 83, of 7777 N. 550 East, Rochester, who died Sunday is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Riverview Community Church, 3780 Indiana 110, Rochester. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the church. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is handling ar-rangements.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

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Harold W. Wagoner

Harold W. WAGONER, 73, of 350 S. Main St., Macy, died at 1:30 a.m. Monday at his home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Friday, April 28, 2006


 

Jane Croy

Jane CROY, 4958 N. 750 West, Rochester, died today at her residence. Arrangments are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Wilma L. Kindig Prater

Wilma L. Kindig PRATER, 72, of 8316 W. 25 South, Etna Green, died Thursday at her residence.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Prater, Etna Green; one son, Michael

R. Prater, Warsaw; one sister, Bonnie Hile, Mentone; and two brothers, Dale Kindig and Ronnie Kindig, both of Warsaw.

Her funeral service is 2 p.m. Sunday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


 

William L. ‘Bill’ Smith

March 28, 1934–April 26, 2006

William L. “Bill” SMITH, 72, Galveston, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo.

Born March 28, 1934, in Kokomo, to Charles A. and Minnie L. (Burns) Smith, he married Toshiko Y. Yamaoka on Feb. 7, 1958, in Tokyo, Japan. She preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 2006.

Bill retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier after 21 years service. He was a very hard worker and made sure he always got the job done ahead of time. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and Vietnam and attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He was a member of the Walton Masonic Lodge No. 423 F. & A.M., VFW, Kokomo, and the American Legion, Galveston. Bill enjoyed sports, especially golf and bowling. He loved his grandkids dearly and spoiled all of them. He also had a passion for yard work; he always kept his lawn very neat.

Survivors include his son, Thomas L. and wife Angie Smith, Rochester; grandchildren, Cory, Leighnee and Kaelee Smith; great-grandchildren, William Fisher and Aidan Richey; brother, Robert and Becky Smith, Galveston; special nieces and nephews, Brenda and Mike Fross, Galveston, Melissa and Adam Fross, Galveston; and many other nieces and nephews. Along with his wife, Toshiko Y. Smith, he was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one granddaughter, Abby; one brother, Chuck; and two sisters, Lil Fording and Rosie Smith.

His funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at his graveside at Galveston Cemetery in Galveston with Pastor John Hrynk officiating. Burial is with graveside military rites. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Murray-Weaver Funeral Home, 401 S. California St., Galveston. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


 

Donald DeVon ‘Don’ Spencer

May 17, 1934–April 26, 2006

Donald DeVon “Don” SPENCER, 71, of 1180 E. 1000 North, Lucerne, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.

Born on May 17, 1934, in Cass County, to William H. Spencer and Dora Ann Griesey Spencer, he married Edith (Rosie) Bliss on Dec. 21, 1952, in Logansport. He retired from Kain’s Motors in 1984 after 33 years of service. In his younger years, he drove a school bus and painted cars. He also farmed for most of his life. Don enjoyed farming, horse shoes, tinkering in the barn, fishing, going to auctions, antiquing, gardening, and teasing his grandchildren. He always said he was blessed with a good wife and children who loved him very much.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Spencer, Lucerne; two sons, Rick Spencer, Lucerne, and Bill Spencer, Burlington, Mich.; two daughters, Teena Birnell and husband Trace, Kewanna, and Vicki Eytcheson and husband Kenny, Fulton; two brothers, Edward Spencer and wife Berma, Logansport, and James Spencer and Erma Jean, Logansport; grandchildren, Rickey Spencer and wife Jayme, Rochester, April Spencer, Royal Center, Jacob Spencer, Logansport, Brett Spencer, Logansport, Heather Mills and husband Bruce, Brownsburg, Terra Snider and husband Jerry, Logansport, Gwin Hanna and husband Jim, Rossville, Troy Eytcheson, North Carolina, Amber McPeak and husband Steven, Logansport, Rachel and Bridgette Bonnell, Kewanna; 15 great-grandchildren, Tyler and Jenna Spencer, Keaton and Bryce Mills, Brody and Conner Snider, Myles and Lance Hanna, Reese and Jayla Spencer, Breeze Spencer, Sabian Quaglio, Elena, Chase and Olivia McPeak. 

Preceding him in death were one daughter-in-law, Paula Spencer; one son-in-law, Dale Whiteman; five brothers, Francis, Virgil, Willis, Frederick and Ivan Spencer; and two sisters, Doris Gregor and Maybelle Howard.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Bruce Frye officiating. Burial will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to your favorite charity.


 

Harold W. Wagoner I

Nov. 19, 1932–April 24, 2006

Harold W. WAGONER I, 73, of 350 S. Main St., Macy, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday at his residence.

Born in Miami County’s Union Township to John Harold and Anna Belle Gillispie Wagoner, he lived his entire life in the Macy community. On June 9, 1956, he married Marilyn Sue Turnipseed in Churubusco.

Mr. Wagoner was an electrician for Wilson Food, Logansport, for 24 1/2 years. He enjoyed puttering around and doing odds and ends and was an avid Indiana University basketball fan. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in the Korean War and was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Manitou Post. He was also a Deedsville High School graduate.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Sue Wagoner; three sons, including twin sons, Larry Dean Wagoner, Rochester, Terry Gene Wagoner and wife Pat, Peru, and Harold Wayne Wagoner II and wife Mary, Logansport; nine grandchildren, Megan Wagoner, Brittany Wagoner, Heather Wagoner, Sara Wagoner, Bethany Stephy and husband Zack, Carrie Gaines and husband Chad, Brandon Wagoner, Ryan Wagoner and Eric Wagoner.; one great-grandson; one sister, Barbara Pottenger, Twelve Mile; one brother, James Wagoner, Rochester; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and an aunt and uncle, Helen and Earl Morrison.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200

W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor David Welsh officiating. Burial is at Plainview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. through the hour of his service on Saturday at the funeral home. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1343. Electronic condolences may be sent to the family through goodfamily@rtcol. com.

Saturday, April 29, 2006


 

Jane Croy

Feb. 16, 1927-April 28, 2006 Jane CROY, 79, of 4958 N. 750 West, Rochedter (Leiters Ford), died at 7:45

a.m. Friday at her residence following a 25-year struggle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Born in Monterey, to the late Clark L. snd Eva Wildermuth Russell, she lived her entire life in the Leiters Ford community.  On July 3, 1946, she married Jack P. Croy in South Bend. He died on Nov. 8, 2000.

She was the administrative assistant/office manager at Hart Schaffner & Marx Corp.for 28 years. She was a member of the Leiters Ford Senior Citizen Group and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Rochester.  She enjoyed watching and feeding the birds, but the most treasured times were with her family.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Nelson, Crown Point, and Mary Chesser and husband Allen, Leiters Ford; one son, Thomas Croy and wife Laura, Seattle, Wash.; nine grandchildren, Bridgett Repay and husband Rob, Brenda Mabie and husband Ed, Mary Beth Nelson, Maxwell, Blake and Russell Croy, Emily Schouten and husband, Andrew, Alex Chesser and wife Janel, and Carl Chesser; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Nina Sanders and husband Jim, Mishawaka; and two brothers, Tom Russell and wife Karen, Valparaiso, and Jim Russell and wife Inez, Granger. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Lucy Guise, Hazel Williams and Fay Wilmer, and four brothers, Howard, Everett, Verne and John Russell.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Good Family funeral Home, 1200

W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Karen Rhoades Welling officiating.  Burial will be at Leiters Ford Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Electronic condolences may be made to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Stanley M. Howard

Stanley M. HOWARD, 69, died at 10 a.m. Friday at his Argos residence.

Survivors include one daughter, Charman Howard, Rochester; one brother, Leslie Dunn, Ky.; four sisters, Joyce Morris, Plymouth; Lola Back, Ky.; Ruby Morris, Ky.; Sue Agee, Tenn.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Military Graveside services will be conducted by the Plymouth V.F.W. Post #7881. Visitation is Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday, May 1, 2006


 

Wayne Baldwin

June 4, 1914–April 30, 2006

Wayne BALDWIN, 91, 340 E. 18th Street, Rochester, and formerly of Indianapolis, passed away at 7:35 a.m. Sunday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

Mr. Baldwin was born on June 4, 1914, in Fulton, as the son of Ross Earl and Carrie Elizabeth (Friend) Baldwin. He was a member of the 1934 sectional-win- ning Fulton High School basketball team. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a Carpenter’s Mate First Class with the 71st U.S. Naval Construction Battalion in the Pacific Theater, surviving many enemy attacks. On Dec. 2, 1939, in Fulton, he married Berneice Burns Rans. She preceded in death on Sept. 19, 1981.

Mr. Baldwin was employed as a carpenter at R.C.A., Indianapolis, until his retirement and was a member of the Southport F. & A.M. No. 270 Lodge. Mr. Baldwin enjoyed and annually attended his 71st U.S. Naval Construction Battalion reunions throughout the country.

Survivors include two sisters, Catherine and husband Gordon Beattie, Rochester, Marilyn Blacketor, Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ronald and Robert Baldwin; sister, Carol Black; and his companion for many years, Lucille Gray.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Masonic services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 6

p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to his service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton, where military graveside services will be conducted by

U.S. Navy personnel.


 

Dale W. Deeds

Dec. 2, 1919–April 29, 2006

Dale W. DEEDS, 86, of 951 E. Ninth St., Rochester, died at 8:15 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

He was born in Roann to Guy and Emma Mahala Clingaman Deeds.

Dale was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester. He was a Past Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star, a Past Master of Gilead Masonic Lodge, both of Gilead, and a member of the IOOF Lodge in Deedsville. Dale was a former heavy equipment operator and co-owner of Deeds Brothers Construction in Deedsville. Dale graduated from Winamac High School in 1938. On June 29, 1941, he married the love of his life, Violetta Fay Clark. They were married for almost 60 years before her death on May 11, 2001. Dale and Vi were members of Swingin’ Dudes Square Dance Club in Rochester. He was an avid gardener who loved to share his vegetables with family, friends and neighbors. He loved people and never met a stranger. Dale was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran where he was gunnery instructor. He loved his granddog, Valentine.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Karen S. and Allen Heltzel, Akron; grandsons and wives, Dale Allen and Kim Heltzel, Akron, Thomas F. and Lynn Heltzel, Lafayette, and Hans W. and Shauna Heltzel, Fishers; six great-grandchildren, Ethan, Bailey, Victoria, Vanessa, Amanda and Andrew; two sisters, Delores Ann Lowe, Dunkirk, and Sandra M. Miller, Peru; two brothers, Lyle Dean Deeds, Denver, and Jerry E. Deeds, Macy; and special friend, Cleo Preskewitz, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Violetta Fay Clark Deeds; one sister, Jean Louise Sheppard; two brothers, William Carter Deeds and Guy R. Deeds; and two infant children.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rick Taylor and the Rev. Lawrence See officiating. Burial is at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, with military graveside services. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Heart Fund. Arrangements are by Frain Mortuary, Winamac. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.frainmortuary.com.


 

Flossie ‘Darlene’ Eiler

Flossie “Darlene” EILER, 69, of 112 Broadway St., Argos, died at 9:10 p.m. Saturday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Stanley M. Howard

Nov. 6, 1936–April 28, 2006

Stanley M. HOWARD, 69, of 251 Broadway St., Argos, died at 10 a.m. Friday at his residence following a one-year illness.

Born in Kentucky to Virgil and Daisy (Dunn) Howard, he lived in Argos since 1988 after moving from Macy.

Mr. Howard worked for North Central Pallet Company, Argos, and served in the U.S. Army from Oct. 8, 1958, to Feb. 5, 1962. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 27 and VFW Post No. 1162, both of Plymouth.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Heddens, Argos; one daughter, Charmon Howard and fiance Mike Griggs, Rochester; two grandsons, Jared Howard and Alex Griggs, Rochester; one brother, Leslie and wife Ann Dunn, Kentucky; and four sisters, Joyce Morris, Plymouth, Lola Back, Kentucky, Ruby Morris, Kentucky, and Sue Agee, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by one daughter, April Renee Howard; and one brother, Emory Howard.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208

N. Michigan St., Argos, with the Rev. Clarke Back officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Plymouth VFW Post No. 1162. Friends may visit with the family today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, 535 W. Edison St., Mishawaka, IN 46545. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 

Francis ‘Tony’ Schneiders II

Aug. 30, 1953–April 28, 2006

Francis “Tony” SCHNEIDERS II, 52, of Argos died at 9:42 p.m. Friday, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

He was born on Aug. 30, 1953, in Manhattan, Kan., as the son of Francis Fran and Vivian Huxman Schneiders. Both have preceded him in death.

On Jan. 18, 1985, Tony and Cindi Givens were married and began their 21­year adventure. Tony was a golf pro at the Paganica Golf/Lakewood Country Club of Hutchinson, Kan., for 10 years. Later, he became the golf coach for Ancilla College for several years. Tony answered the call to the ministry and he and the family moved to Indiana. He had been the pastor of Walnut Church of the Brethren, of Argos, for the past 12 years. One of his favorite things was working with the youth, as he did in many ways, including being active in the church youth group. Young and old alike loved him and his zest for life. He had truly found his purpose, and thrived as the leader of the church. It wasn’t unusual to find him imitating a funny movie character or out on the golf course meditating. He impacted the lives of everyone that he touched and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife Cindi; three daughters, Cori Chaffee and husband Wes of Middlebury, Brandi Givens of Argos, and Jennifer Des-loover and husband Joe of Bremen; six grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Yates of Manhattan, Kan.; one brother, Dick Schneiders and wife Twila of Salina, Kan.; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of Pastor Tony’s life is 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Argos Community School Audit-orium, 500 Yearick Avenue, Argos, with pastors Jimmy Baker and Bob Rice officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. to 8

p.m. Tuesday at Walnut Church of the Brethren, at the corner of 19th and Gumwood roads, southeast of Argos, and one hour prior to his service in the auditorium. Interment follows the services at Walnut Brethren Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Walnut Church of the Brethren. Electronic condolences may be made to the family through goodfamily@ rtcol.com. Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, is handling the arrangements.


 

Ronald C. Spitler

Ronald C. SPITLER, 91, Linden Road, Argos, died Saturday at his residence.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Spitler, Argos; one son, Terry Spitler, Tippecanoe; two daughters, Portia Wampler, Bourbon, and Beverly Sprague, Anderson; and his twin sister, Esther Spitler, Plymouth.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


 

Betty L. Staton

Aug. 23, 1942–April 29, 2006

Betty L. STATON, 63, North Manchester, died at 2:40 a.m. Saturday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Born in Owingsville, Ky., to Shirley and Lodema (Hunt) Purvis, she married William E. Staton on March 26, 1958. He survives.

Mrs. Staton was a homemaker and is survived by two sons, Burnie and wife Val Staton, North Manchester, and Wayne and wife Luci Staton, North Manchester; two daughters, Nola King, Warsaw, and Iva and husband John Hedrick, Rochester; one brother, Claude Purvis, Salt Lick, Ky.; four sisters, Nancy McCarty, Salt Lick, Ky., Sophia and husband Randy Conway, Owingsville, Ky., Lottie and husband Jimmy Brown, Salt Lick, Ky., and Oakie and husband Robin Reffitt, Salt Lick, Ky.; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Phyllis Kay Shideler.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester chapel, 1401 Indiana 114 West, North Manchester, with Pastor

J.P. Freeman officiating. Burial is at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital, 702 Barnhill Drive, Room 1715, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Condolences may be e-mailed to delaughtermckee.com.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

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Wednesday, May 3, 2006


 

Norma Jean Beecher

March 1, 1929-May 1, 2006

Norma Jean BEECHER, 77, Woodbridge Health Campus, formerly of Twelve Mile and Rochester, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday at Memorial Hospital, Lognsport.

Born March 1, 1929, in Miami County, she was the daughter of Harry Elvin and Audra Rose Grandstaff Knauff. On July 9, 1950, in Perrysburg, she marrid Harold Larkin Beecher and he survives.

She was a member of Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile, and was a 1947 graduate of Deedsville High School. After graduating from high school, she attended Ball Memorial Nursing School in Muncie.  While living in Rochester, she served as Executive Director of the Fulton County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and she volunteered as a guardian for individuals with disabilities.

Surviving with her husband are eight children, Stanley Beecher and his wife Barb, Fort Wayne, Steven Beecher and wife Libby, Brattleboro, Vt., Susan Beecher, Indianapolis, Sherry Brunden and husband Kurt, Aurora, Ohio, Scott Beecher and wife Lisa, Howe, Shirley Ott and husband Eric, Logansport, Paul Beecher and wife Joyce, Craigville, and Patricia Webb and husband Warren, Valparaiso; eight grandchildren, Casey and Tori Ott, Terry and Jon Boggs, Larkin Webb, Nils Brunden, and Keegan and Ridley Beecher; five step-grandchildren; eight stepgreat­grandchildren; and three brothers, Harry Knauff, Denver, David and Dennis Knauff, Macy (Perrysburg).

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday at Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile, with Pastor Mike Thompson officiating.  Burial follows at Corinth Cemetery, Twelve Mile. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at McCain funeral Home, Denver, and one hour prior to her service Friday at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.  Condolences may be sent to the family online by visiting www.mcclainfuneralhome.com.


 

F. Darlene Eiler

F. Darlene EILER, 69, of 112 Broadway St., Argos, died Saturday at her residence.

Survivors include her husband, Carl E. Eiler, Argos; two daughters, Darle Kenz, Argos, and Lavonne Randall, Omaha, Neb.; three sons Lamar E. Eiler, Darrell

L. Eiler and Kerry L. Eiler, all of Argos; two brothers, Gene O’Hara, South Bend, and Dennis O’Hara, Hazel Green, Ala; three sisters, Eva Jefferies, Plymouth, Glenna Schroeder, Sebring, Fla., and Dana Dollahan, Walkerton.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Argos Bible Church, Argos. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Alma Jean Grable

Alma Jean GRABLE, 76, Twelve Mile, died Tuesday eveing at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis

Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

Thursday, May 4, 2006


 

Alma Jean Grable

March 1, 1930–May 2, 2006

Alma Jean GRABLE, 76, of Twelve Mile, passed away Tuesday evening at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born March 1, 1930, the daughter of Clinton E. and Grace Condon Beecher.

On June 20, 1948, in Twelve Mile, she was married to Merrill L. Grable, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1999.

Jean was a member of Corinth Brethren Church, where she had served as church organist, choir director and a Sunday School teacher. She retired in 2000 from Caston School Corporation, where she had worked as the high school secretary for more than 30 years.

Survivors include one son, Dennis E. and wife Pam Grable, Dayton, Ohio; one daughter, Jennifer M. and husband Rex Rudicel, Twelve Mile; five grandchildren, Brian D. and wife Kelly Grable, Painesville, Ohio, Jill D. and Jim Topich, Mason, Ohio, Chad W. and wife Lisa Rudicel, Craig D. and wife Heidi Rudicel, and Jaime L. Rudicel, all of Twelve Mile; six great-grandchildren, Scott, Lucas, Jasmine and Bryce Rudicel, Ava Grable and Jodie Topich; and one brother, Harold Larkin Beecher.

She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Jacqueline Topich; three sisters; and four brothers.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor Mike Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, and one hour prior to the service Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to Corinth Brethren Church. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mcclainfuneralhome. com.

Friday, May 5, 2006


 

Ruth Ganes

May 3, 1918–May 2, 2006

Ruth GANES of Myrtle Creek, Ore., passed away Tuesday.

She was born May 3, 1918, to Lloyd and Mable Lukens of Disko. She married Earl Bucher in 1936. In 1947, she married Dewitt Gates. In 1984, she married Frank Ganes.

Ruth is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Joan Bucher of Akron; and daughter, Myra Wade of Myrtle Creek, Ore.; twin brother, Donald Lukens of Davenport, Iowa; and sister, Mary Drudge of Akron; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Lukens; grandson, Mark Wade; and son-in-law, C.W. Wade. Her funeral service will be at a later date.

Saturday, May 6. 2006


 

Daniel K. Edwards

Daniel K. EDWARDS, 57, Bruce Lake, died Tuesday at his residence.

There is no funeral service. Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, is in charge of arrangements.


 

L. Fern Strong

Sept. 15, 1937– May 4, 2006

L. Fern STRONG, 68, of 320 W. Main St., Warsaw, died at 2 p.m. Thursday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Born in Knox to George L. and Emma E. (Coonfare) Williams, she lived several years in the Kosciusko County area. She graduated from Aubbeenaubbee High School, Leiters Ford, in 1955. On Oct. 20, 1963, at a United Methodist Church, she married Robert D. Strong.

She was formerly employed by the Rochester Nursing Home, Rochester; Courthouse View Restaurant, Rochester; Rochester Telephone Co., as a long distance operator in 1961-1970; Madison County Senior Citizens Center, Anderson, as a secretary in 1971-1972; Merckx Funeral Home, Huntington, as a telephone attendant in 1972-1973; and Marion County General Hospital, Indianapolis, as a

P.B.X. operator in 1973-1975. She was co-owner, with her husband, Robert, of Strong Funeral Home, Silver Lake, from 1975-1996 and operated Strong Ambulance Service from 1975-1978. She was also co-owner, with her husband, of Lantern Cafe, Silver Lake, from 1981-1983. She was Clerk-Treasurer for the Town of Silver Lake from 1985-1999. She assisted Robert in organizing South Central Kosciusko E.M.S. and served as a dispatcher, Emergency Medical Technician and driver in 1978-1987. She was a clerk for Pegg’s Drug Store, Silver Lake, in 1976-1984, and a waitress at Steer Inn, Silver Lake, in 1975-1976. She was a hostess at Richard’s Restaurant in 1996.

Survivors include three sisters, Alwilda Latta, Hanna, Frances Long and Linda Jackson, both of Bourbon; two brothers, Richard Williams and Arther Williams, both of Valparaiso; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Ina Gene Troyer.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with Cindy Osgood officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery, Akron. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be made to the Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Silver Lake, or Center United Methodist Church, Silver Lake. To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, go to mchattonsadlerfuneral chapels.com.

Monday, May 8, 2006


 

C. Frank Greer

Dec. 26, 1909–May 6, 2006

C. Frank GREER, 96, Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester, and formerly of Kewanna, passed away at 5 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

Mr. Greer was born on Dec. 26, 1909, in McClain County, Ill., the son of Henry Clay and Hattie Mae (Platt) Greer. On Feb. 12, 1933, in Wabash County, he married Delia Lambert. She preceded him in death on June 10, 1996. Mr. Greer was a retired farmer and former state highway department employee. He was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ, former member of the Pinhook Grange and Fulton County Historical Society.

Survivors include his daughters, Carol Sheetz, Rochester, and Connie and husband Bruce Killingbeck, Remus, Mich.; son Charles F. and wife Pat Greer, Rochester; daughter-in-law, Darla Greer, Kewanna; 15 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert D. Greer Sr.; brothers, Glenn, Ellis and Lester O. Greer; and sisters, Dorothy Sperlinski and Odessa F. Greer.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Scott Meneely officiating. Friends may call from 4

p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.


 

Rudolf Somodji

April 6, 1935–May 7, 2006

Rudolf SOMODJI, 71, of 659 N. 700 East, Rochester, died at 3:25 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, where he was a patient for one day. Born in Bokane, Croatia, to Peter and Ana Peshak Somodji, he lived here since July 26, 1997, after he moved from Mount Prospect, Ill. On June 2, 1956, in Chicago, he married Rosalie “Rose” Stefanovski, who survives.

Mr. Somodji was a paper cutter for various binderies and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester. He loved gardening and took great pride in the care of his lawn, especially mowing.

Surviving with his wife, Rosalie “Rose” Somodji, are two daughters, Anna Ellsworth and husband Jim, Lake of the Hills, Ill., and Rose Temple and husband Tom, Carey, Ill.; one son, Carl Somodji and wife Cindy, Palatine, Ill.; two grandchildren, Ryan and Sean Somodji; two stepgrandchildren, Danielle Chobak and Colette Chobak; one sister, Mary Ebend and husband Robert, Maustin, Wis.; and two brothers, Franz Somodji and wife Theresa, Arlington Heights, Ill., and Vencl Somodji and wife Louise, Oaklawn, Ill. His sister, Emily, preceded him in death.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Emily’s Catholic Church, Mount Prospect, Ill. Burial is at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Ill. A private family visitation is today at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. A wake will be held Wednesday at Matz Funeral Home Inc., 410 E. Rand Road, Mount Prospect, Ill.


 

Emagene W. Troutman

Emagene W. TROUTMAN, 83, Indianapolis, formerly of Kewanna, died Sunday at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis.

Her funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Barnett Cemetery, Kewanna. A memorial service is 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fellowship In Christ Church, Carmel. Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006


 

Dorothy M. Herendeen

Dorothy M. HERENDEEN, 94, Mason Health Care, Warsaw, formerly of Mentone, died at 5 p.m. Monday at Mason Health Care. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Robert C. Shobe

Robert C. SHOBE, 88, Redland, Calif., and formerly of Rochester, died at

3:15 a.m. (PT) Monday at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Loma Linda, Calif. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


 

Dorothy M. Herendeen

Jan. 18, 1912–May 8, 2006

Dorothy fulfilled her every purpose in her life which was dedicated to unstinted caring association with her friends, her community and her unswerving faith to her church. At 5 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2006, she passed to her own well-earned and especially deserved place in her eternal home.

Dorothy was a resident of Mason Health Care, Warsaw, where she lived since August 1997. She was formerly of Mentone. She was under the loving and competent care of Hospice and the staff of Masons. She had fully prepared herself for her passing to the place she so richly deserves to be for eternity.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2006, at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with funeral services to follow at 1

p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Doris Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Mentone Cemetery, Mentone.


 

Robert C. Shobe

May 4, 1918–May 8, 2006

Robert C. SHOBE, 88, Redlands, Calif., and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 3:15 a.m. (PT) Monday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif.

Mr. Shobe was born on May 4, 1918, in Plymouth, as the son of Samuel E. and Nona E. (Bretz) Shobe. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had been an auto mechanic for more than 43 years.

Survivors include his sisters, Rosemary Holmes, Sandy, Utah, and Jackie Murphy, Chula Vista, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Private interment will take place at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

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Friday, May 12, 2006


 

Gayle Carrothers Hurst

Sept. 23, 1928–May 11, 2006

Gayle Carrothers HURST, 77, of Macy, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at her residence.

Born Sept. 23, 1928, in Roann, she was the daughter of Carl and Rhoda Bacon Carrothers. On Feb. 17, 1951, in Claypool, she was married to Philip B. Hurst, and he survives.

Gayle attended Liberty Baptist Church in Rochester. She served as class valedictorian at both Claypool High School in 1946 and St. Joseph Nurses School in Kokomo in 1949. As a Registered Nurse, she worked at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru and retired from Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester.

Survivors include two sons, David P. Hurst and wife Liane, and Andrew B. Hurst, all of Macy; three daughters, LuAnn E. Hurst, Pierceton, Libby E. Working and husband Jeff, Macy, and Sarah E. Bonesteel and husband Bob, Greentown; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Lennis Wise, Warsaw; Laura Minter, Walkerton; Mary Whisler, Bradenton, Fla.; Thelma Ring, Fort Wayne; and June Kramer, Rochester. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Carrothers.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Liberty Baptist Church,

Rochester, with Pastor Todd Kauffman officiating. Burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, and one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family online by visiting www.mcclainfuneralhome.com. Saturday, May 13, 2006


 

Barbara Lou Brewer Roe

Barbara Lou BREWER Roe, 84, of 908 Arthur St., Rochester, died at 4:32

a.m. Friday at Boswell Hospital, Sun City, Ariz. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006


 

Margaret Moore

Margaret MOORE, 93, Life Care Center of Rochester, died at 10:22 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Barbara Lou Brewer Roe

Barbara Lou Brewer ROE, 84, of 908 Arthur St., Rochester, died Friday at Walter O. Boswell Memorial Hospital, Sun City, Ariz.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Edward Roe, Rochester; two daughters, Judith Lee Weeks, Sun City, Ariz., and Peggy Lynn Whirledge, Rochester; and two brothers, William Austin Brewer, Fairmont, and Philip Gordon Brewer, Albany.

Her funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.


 

Wayne Leroy Warner

Wayne Leroy WARNER, 81, Caring Hands Nursing Home, Peru, formerly of Mexico, died Tuesday at the nursing home. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

Thursday, May 18, 2006


 

Olive L. Johnson

Olive L. JOHNSON, 101, of 3903 N. Indiana 19, Etna Green, died at 11:45

p.m. Wednesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Margaret C. ‘Aunt Boo’ Moore

June 5, 1912–May 16, 2006

Margaret C. “Aunt Boo” MOORE, 93, of 1784 Chickory Lane, Rochester, died at 10:22 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Her health was failing the past year and a half. Born in Fulton County to Henry and Pearl Timbers Moore, she lived her entire life in Fulton County. She was never married. She graduated from South Bend Business

College and was an executive secretary for Deniston Realty of South Bend for 51
years. She was a member of First Christian Church, enjoyed quilting, flower
gardening and canning the vegetables she raised.
Survivors include one sister, Maxine Zerbe, Rochester; two nephews, Don Zerbe,
Knoxville, Tenn., and Cecil Moore Jr., Kansas City, Kan.; and greatnieces and
greatnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Cecil Moore Sr.;
and a niece, Terry Hisey.
Her graveside service is 11:30 a.m. Friday at Rochester IOOF Cemetery with the
Rev. Woody Slade officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11

a.m. at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church building fund. Electronic condolences may be sent to goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Barbara Lou Brewer Roe

Sept. 3, 1921–May 12, 2006

Barbara Lou Brewer ROE, 84, of 908 Arthur St., Rochester, died at 4:32 a.m. Friday at Walter O. Boswell Memorial Hospital, Sun City, Ariz., following a lengthy illness. Born in Grant County near Fairmount to Mark “Purn” and Nettie Mae Lamb Brewer, she lived in Fulton County since 1962, having also lived in the Syracuse and Argos communities. On Dec. 7, 1946, in Jonesboro, she married Wayne Edward Roe, who survives. Mrs. Roe was a homemaker and had worked in the banking business in Delaware County as a cashier and later as owner and partner of the Leiters Ford State Bank from 1962 to 1974 with her husband. She attended Grace United Methodist Church of Rochester and was active in the United Methodist Women’s Group, also of the church. She was a member of the County Extension Homemakers Club. Surviving with her husband, Wayne Roe, Rochester, are two daughters, Judith Lee Weeks and husband George, Sun City, Ariz., and Peggy Lynn Whirledge and husband Michael, Rochester; three grandchildren, Amy Noelle Hamilton and husband Andy, Bloomington, Amber Janea Patton and special companion Kevin Reinhold, Leiters Ford, Lesley Erinn Bass and husband Tyler, Bloomington; three great-grandchildren, Grace Noelle Hamilton, Samuel Tyler Bass, Keegen James Reinhold; two stepgrandchildren, Kevin Weeks and wife Ann Marie, New Jersey, and Brian Weeks and wife Lisa, Osceola; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and two brothers, William Austin Brewer, Fairmount, and Philip Gordon Brewer and wife Louise, Albany. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Patricia Dor; and two brothers, James Robert Brewer and Mark Alden Brewer. Her funeral service is 4 p.m. Sunday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Rick Taylor and the Rev. Don Sheline officiating. Burial is at Valhalla Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The committal service is 1

p.m. Monday in Bloomington. Electronic condolences may be sent to goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Basil A. Scott

Basil A. SCOTT, 89, of 304 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, formerly of Rochester, died at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday at the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


 

Wayne Leroy Warner

Nov. 19, 1924–May 16, 2006

Wayne Leroy WARNER, 81, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday at Caring Hands, Peru.

Born in Union Township, Miami County, he was the son of Orren Seymour and Mary Elizabeth King Warner. On Oct. 6, 1945, in Peru, he married Norma Jean Longstreth and she survives.

Other survivors include five children, Teresa Ruth Martinez, Greenwood, Nicki Rose Wilson, Rochester, Jodi Jean Warner, Huntersville, N.C., Timothy Wayne Warner and wife Lori A. Warner, Mexico, and Melissa Ann Warner-Ulla and husband Michael L. Ulla, Huntersville, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Ryan Allen McClain, Carmel, Bradley Andrew McClain, Denver, Brandon Nicholas Warner, Las Vegas, Nev., Zachary Eli Warner, Carmel, Seth Matthew Wilson, Rochester, Paula Leann Knerum, Martinsville, W.V., Nathan John Ulla, Huntersville, N.C., and Gabriella Grace Ulla, Huntersville, N.C.; nine great-grandchildren, Tyler Phillip McClain, Allyson Taylor McClain, Elijah Michael McClain, Christian Nicholas Warner, Katie Grace Mack-Warner, Sky G. Warner, Madison Star Knerum, Destiny Marie Knerum and Caleb Mark Wilson. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Mark Wilson; one brother, Raymond Warner; one sister, Thelma Howell, a halfbrother, Leores Orren Warner; and a halfsister, Beulah Irene Maus.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at New Life United Methodist Church, Mexico, with Pastor Rob Baszner officiating. Burial follows at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, and one hour prior to his service Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to New Life United Methodist Church.

Friday, May 19, 2006


 

Paul Braden

Paul BRADEN, 71, of 1843 Sunset Lane, Rochester, died at 10:55 p.m. Thursday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Basil A. Scott

Dec. 25, 1916–May 17, 2006

Basil A. SCOTT, 89, of 304 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, formerly of Rochester, died at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday at the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room, Rochester.

Born in Twelve Mile to Vernon and Annie Sherrard Scott, he married Martha

O. Lewis on March 6, 1938. She passed away Dec. 22, 1984. On Sept. 27, 1986, he married Dorothy Truitt. She passed away on Dec. 28, 1994. Then on Aug. 25, 1995, he married Betty Shireman, who survives at home.

Mr. Scott had been a farmer and was a member of Tiosa First Brethren Church. He also attended Akron Church of God and was a graduate of Richland Center High School.

Surviving with his wife, Betty Scott, are two sons, Wendell and wife Carol Scott, Rochester, and Veril and wife Janet Scott, Arlington, Va.; one stepdaughter, Judy and husband Kent French, Silver Lake; three stepsons, John and wife Karen Bucher, Columbia City, Jerry and wife Jan Bucher, Mount Pleasant, Ky., and Bill and wife Jacki Bucher, North Manchester; three grandsons, Roger and wife Joan Scott, Rochester, Gary and wife Karen Scott, Macy, and Glen Scott, Shipshewana; four great-grandchildren, Anna, Aaron, Adam and Abigail; 13 stepgrandchildren; 18 stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother, Paul and wife Marietta Scott, Rochester; two sisters, Rosemary and husband John DePue, Argos, and Marjorie Umbaugh, Winona Lake.

His funeral service is 2 p.m. Sunday at Akron Church of God, 301 West St., Akron, with Pastor Terry L. Canfield and Pastor Steve Fleck officiating. Burial is at Reichter Cemetery, Rochester. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Memorials may be made to Tiosa First Brethren Church, Akron Church of God or American Parkinson Disease Association.

Saturday, May 20, 2006


 

Betty Jean Merrill

Betty Jean MERRILL, 57, 800 E. 12th St., Rochester, passed away at 2 a.m. Friday at her residence.

Survivors include her daughter, Regina Renee Sutton, Rochester, parents, Murrell and Rosalee Sutton, Rochester, sister, Patricia Merrill, Kewanna.

Private graveside services will be conducted at a later date. Internment will be in Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Paul Braden

Feb. 23, 1935-May 18, 2006

Paul BRADEN, 71, 1843 Sunset Lane, Rochester, died at 10:55 p.m. Thursday at his residence. His health had been failing since January.

He was born to Paul J. and Ethel Wiles Braden on Feb. 23, 1935, in Peru. They preceded him in death. He had lived in Peru for most of his life before moving to Rochester in 1978. On Sept. 25, 1955, he married Norma Jean Young in Peru.

He had been employed with Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Union Local #172 of South Bend. He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in the Korean War as a paratrooper. He was a member of the United Brethren Church of Peru. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars #1343, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose #1107 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #852 of Rochester. He enjoyed building radio control model planes, racing micro midgets at Lake Cicott and woodworking. He loved Nascar and his favorite driver was #24, Jeff Gordon. Survivors include his wife, Norma, at home; four daughters, Deb Bookmiller and husband Danny, Logansport; Vicki E. Soupley and husband Joe, Walton; Diane Braden, Nappanee; Sandy Migues, Nappanee; one son, Rick Braden, Rochester; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchilden.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Citizens Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post #36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars #1342, both of Rochester. Electronic condolences may be made to the family at good family@rtcol.com.


 

Olive L. Johnson

Olive L. JOHNSON, 101, 16884 River Ridge Road, Tippecanoe, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Lou Welty, Etna Green; JoAnne Parker, Warsaw; three sons, Max Johnson, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dennis Johnson, Etna Green; Glenn Johnson, Etna Green; two sisters, Edna Nellans, Warsaw; Maxine Vandermark, Fla.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery, Churubusco.

Monday, May 22, 2006


 

Melvin L. Beam

Melvin L. BEAM, 84, of 227 N. Maple St., Argos, died Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

He is survived by his son, Mike Beam, Argos.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Argos United Methodist Church. Visitation is from 9 a.m. Tuesday until his service. Arrangements are by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Evelyn Watson Bonewitz Ellis

Feb. 17, 1921–May 19, 2006

Evelyn Watson Bonewitz ELLIS, 85, formerly of 2110 Guilford St., Huntington, died at 8:55 p.m. Friday at Bethlehem Woods Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Ellis was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Huntington and a member of the Gideon’s Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Floral Chapter. She was a 1939 graduate of Northside High School in Fort Wayne. She retired in 1983 after six years working as the cafeteria manager for Northwest Elementary School and a total of 19 years with the food service of Huntington County Community School Corp. She previously worked for Bechstein’s Grocery and at Wolf & Dessaur Tea Room in Huntington.

She was born Feb. 17, 1921, in Grabill as a daughter of Arthur Lee and Jessie Pearl (Porter) Strupp. She was united in marriage to Glenn Watson on Jan. 27, 1946, in Fort Wayne. He preceded her in death in 1976. She was then married to Dale Bonewitz on July 23, 1983. He preceded her in death in 1987. She was then married to Orville Ellis on May 19, 1990. He preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 1997. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Thorn, Fort Wayne, and Sharon Hammel, Lafayette; an adopted daughter, Kris Bohnstedt, Fort Wayne; one son, Steven Watson, Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; one sister, Josephine Munro, Fort Wayne; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat­grandchildren; and her beloved cat, Mandy.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington. Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor John R. Long officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment is at Funk Cemetery in Huntington County. Memorials may be made to Helping Paws Pet Haven or to the charity of the donor’s choice in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750. To sign Mrs. Ellis’ online guest registry, visit www.myersfuneralhomes.com and click on obituaries.


 

Kenneth E. Miller

Kenneth E. MILLER, 96, of 6829 S. Beaver Dam Road, Claypool, died at

9:05 p.m. Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


 

Kenneth E. Miller

Kenneth E. MILLER, 96, of 6829 S. Beaver Dam Road, Claypool, died Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

 Survivors include three daughters, Phyliss Cook, Birmingham, Ala., Janet Woods, Mentone, and Karen Sue Weaver, Warsaw; two sons, Gene Miller, Akron, and Robert Miller, Claypool; and one sister, Merna Sauer, Paxton, Illinois.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Burket United Methodist Church, Burket. Visitation is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Elizabeth Wright

April 26, 1916–May 22, 2006

Elizabeth WRIGHT, 90, of 340 E. 18th St., Rochester, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday at Hickory Creek at Rochester.

Born in Rochester to Francis J. and Florence E. Meiser Ginther, she lived her entire life in the Rochester community and worked as a secretary for several years.

Survivors include one sister, Joan O’Conner, Naperville, Ill.; and two nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Craig Wright; and two brothers, Albert Ginther and Francis James Ginther.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Jill Walley officiating. Friends may visit

one hour prior to her service at the funeral home. Interment follows at Rochester

IOOF Cemetery. Wednesday, May 24, 2006


 

Gale Slater

March 26, 1919–May 23, 2006

Gale SLATER, 87, of 202 W. Dunn St., Fulton, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.

Mr. Slater was born on March 26, 1919, in Walkerton, the son of Orton Verl  and Minnie Alice (Brown) Slater. On March 26, 1942, in Fulton, he married Lucille

F. Cunningham. She preceded him in death on Feb. 18, 2004.

Mr. Slater retired from the Chrysler Corporation, Kokomo. He had also worked for the railroad, been a parts manager at Grable’s Chevrolet, Twelve Mile, a school bus driver for Caston School Corporation, a farmer, and a barn and house painter. After retirement, he stayed active, enjoying mowing yards including the Fulton and Salem cemeteries. His hobbies included restoring and rebuilding his Ford tractor he owned since 1953. Mr. Slater was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and had been a member of West Union Methodist Church, Royal Center.

Survivors include his daughter, Sharon and husband Don Button, Kewanna; son, Kenneth and wife Pam Slater, Kewanna; grandchildren, Gerry Button, Lucerne, Brenda Slater, Fulton, Linda and husband Jim Teel, Macy, Teresa Button, Twelve Mile; great-grandchildren, Shyann Teel, Macy, Taylor Teel, Macy; brother, Owen and wife Evelyn Slater, Phoenix, Ariz.; and sister, June and husband George Reed, Mentone. Mr. Slater was preceded in death by five brothers, a half brother, two sisters and a half sister.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Pastor Bruce Russell officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday. Burial will be at Fulton Cemetery, Fulton, where military graveside services will be conducted by Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.


 

Elizabeth (Pinder) Slocum

Oct. 6, 1955–May 23, 2006

Elizabeth (Pinder) SLOCUM, 50, of 440 South Main Street, Culver, passed away in the overnight hours of Tuesday, May 23, 2006, of complications due to liver and kidney failure.

She was born on Oct. 6, 1955, in Rochester to Edward G. and Lora (Clemons) Pinder. She graduated from Culver Community High School in 1974. After graduation she moved to the east coast, returning home occasionally, as her mother put it, to “get a dose of reality.” She also lived in Texas before returning home to Culver in 1979 and worked for the family at Pinder’s Restaurant. She would never move away from Culver for the rest of her life.

Elizabeth met her husband, Michael David Slocum, at her 25th high school class reunion. They wed at Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church on May 13, 1990, and she gave birth to a son, Jordan Joshua, on Nov. 13, 1990. She formally adopted her husband’s son from a previous marriage, Michael Paul.

After marriage and a child, Elizabeth decided to return to college and earned her associate degree from Ancilla College before she earned her Bachelor of Science in education in 1997. She took her first and last teaching job at Culver Community High School in 1998, where she taught choir and English until her death. Always working for those who needed it the most, she attracted the students who came from the worst of circumstances, and connected with those who had rarely connected with a teacher before. Her job and her family were her life in her final years, and she will be sorely missed by those who knew her as a family member, a mentor and a friend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael D. Slocum; her aunt, Jeanette Clemons; and three of her four grandparents.

She is survived by her parents, Edward G. and Lora Pinder of Culver; her grandmother, Fay Pinder of Kewanna; her siblings, Julie (Pinder) Richter of LaPorte, Cheryl (Pinder) Bruno of Doylestown, Pa., and Edward J. Pinder of Culver; her children, Michael P. Slocum of Big Rapids, Mich., and Jordan Slocum of Culver; four nieces; three nephews; and a host of cousins.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Her funeral service is at 11 a.m. Friday in the Culver Community High School auditorium, followed by her burial at Culver Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Culver Music Boosters Club or to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Culver. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family via the obituary page at www. bonine-odom.com.

Thursday, May 25, 2006


 

Lola Pearl Ulerick

Lola Pearl ULERICK, 103, Rochester, died Tuesday at Hickory Creek at Rochester.

Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. Friday until her funeral service at 10:30 a.m. at Fisher Funeral Home, Logansport.

Friday, May 26, 2006


 

Sally Ann Keller Griffin

Sally Ann Keller GRIFFIN, 75, formerly of Monterey, died at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday at Hope Hospice House, Cape Coral, Fla. Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is handling arrangements.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

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Catharine A. Allen

Catharine A. ALLEN, 87, Monterey, died Thursday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.

Survivors include three sons, Samuel J. Allen, Monterey, Dave C. Allen, Knox, Thomas B. Allen, Loveland, Colo.; two daughters, Susan Winters and Mary Shank, both of Monterey; brother, Raymond Berger, Star City; and two sisters, Dorothy Keller, Monterey, and Rosella Shields, Indianapolis.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver.


 

Donavon Harold Daugherty Sr.

Donavon Harold DAUGHERTY Sr., 56, Webster, Fla., died Sunday in Leesburg, Fla.

Born in Plymouth, he was a truck driver and a member of Wildwood Assembly of God. He had lived in Webster, Fla., since 2002, and was formerly of Bushnell, Fla.

Survivors include his wife, Linda S. Daugherty, Webster, Fla.; three sons, Christopher Thomas, Bushnell, Fla., Donavon H. Daugherty Jr., Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., and William Daugherty, Fort Myers, Fla.; daughter, Cassandra Daugherty, St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters, Darlene Wright, Plymouth, and Glenna O’Neal, Arkansas; and seven grandchildren.

Purcell Funeral Home, 114 W. Noble Ave., Bushnell, Fla., is in charge of arrangements. There is no funeral service or visitation.


 

Don Stanley McIntyre

March 17, 1940–May 28, 2006

Don Stanley McINTYRE, 66, Ripley, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on May 28, 2006, after a short illness.

Don was born on March 17, 1940, in Warsaw as the son of Norma Wood Kosmalski, of Ripley, W.Va., and the late Lawrence Devaun McIntyre. He was the beloved husband of Dianne Perry McIntyre and devoted father to Denise Michelle Lloyd and Michael Shawn McIntyre, both of Rochester, and Don Stanton McIntyre, Ripley, W.Va. He was a longtime over-the-road truck driver and fleet manager for TFE Inc. prior to his retirement in 2002.

In addition to his father, a brother, Gerald McIntyre, preceded Don in death. In addition to his wife, children and mother, his granddaughter, Johannah Elizabeth McIntyre, and many nieces and nephews, family members and friends survive him. Don was a Christian and a member of the Charleston Mountain Mission Church. He was a musician, motorcycle enthusiast and a loyal friend.

His funeral service is 1 p.m. Wednesday at Charleston Mountain Mission Church with the Rev. Fairley McCormick officiating. Burial is at Perry Family Cemetery, Ashford, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, 119 Highlawn Drive, Ripley, W.Va., and one hour prior to his service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Don be made to the American Cancer Society or the Jackson County Emergency Medical Services.


 

Nathan Lee Norris Sr.

Nathan Lee NORRIS Sr., 31, of 14492 Juniper Road, Argos, died Saturday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

Survivors include his wife, Jessica Norris, Argos; a daughter, Sarah Norris; a son, Nathan Norris Jr., Argos; mother, Priscilla Norris, Argos.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


 

Clair E. Strong

Clair E. STRONG, 88, of 5091 W. 600 North, Rochester, died at 3 a.m. Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Tom G. Wilson

Tom G. WILSON, 60, of 1349 Monticello Road, Rochester, died at 8:10 p.m. Sunday at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006


 

Avery ‘Lee’ Horn

Avery “Lee” HORN, 75, Logansport, died Saturday at his residence. Survivors include wife Shirley A. Horn, Logansport; and four daughters, Kay Gundrum, Macy, Cathy Townsend, Rochester, Shirley L. Horn, Fulton and Carol Burton, Logansport.

His service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Metea Cemetery, Metea. Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, is handling arrangements.


 

Vivian Virginia Cain Sharp

Vivian Virginia Cain SHARP, 83, Eastwood Apartments, Peru, died Monday at her residence.

Survivors include four children, James R. Sharp, Peru, Judith R. Fischer, Kokomo, Jill Musselman, Twelve Mile, and Edward J. Sharp, Peru, and two sisters, Dorothy Cain, Peru, and Patty Smith, Denver.

Her service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, is handling arrangements.


 

Clair E. Strong

Dec. 7, 1917–May 29, 2006

Clair E. STRONG, 88, of 5091 W. 600 North, Rochester, died at 3 a.m. Monday at Life Care Center, Rochester, where he was a patient for one week. Born on Dec. 7, 1917,

near Mt. Zion in Fulton County, he was the son of Merr Dean and Sarah Dorothy Feese Strong. He lived his entire life in the Fulton County community. He married Betty Jane Guise on April 20, 1944, in Jackson, Miss.

With great pride, T-Sgt. Strong served our country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He served five years as an ordnance disposal technician, detonating land mines and diffusing bombs.

Upon his return back to Fulton County, Clair became a dairy farmer who also raised corn, oats and hay. As a father, he taught his daughters how to drive the tractor as soon as they were tall enough to reach the clutch! During this time, he also served many years as a 4-H leader.

Over the years, one of his best kept secrets was his ability as an exceptional winemaker. His forte was fruit wines; among his finest were grape, dandelion and elderberry. He shared his savory blends with family, friends and fellow hunters. Other hobbies he enjoyed were woodworking, fishing, hunting and gardening. Iris were the most prominent and his favorite flower. His gardens boasted more than 110 varieties of iris. Following his retirement from dairy farming, he bred and raised a fine herd of Arabian horses. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Roches­ter.

Paramount in his life was his family. He loved and adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, cherished his daughters and revered his loving wife, Betty. Survivors include his wife, Betty, at home; three daughters, Elizabeth Dermody and husband Bill Dermody Sr., Zion, Ill., Cynthia Claire Cory and husband Tim, Hazard, Ky., and Lisa Blocker and husband Brent, Argos; six grandchildren, Bill Dermody Jr. and wife Heidi, Zion, Ill., Katie Shea and husband Phillip, Olympia, Wash., Tina Cory (Purdue University and U.S. Navy), West Lafayette, Kevin Cory (Morehead State University and U.S. Army ROTC), Morehead, Ky., Nicholas Cory (Eastern Kentucky University and U.S. Army ROTC), Richmond, Ky., and Christopher Cory, Hazard, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Megan and Max Dermody and Claire Shea; one brother-in-law, Charles Reid, South Bend; and two nieces and two nephews. Preceding Mr. Strong in death were an infant daughter, Melinda, in 1953; his parents; three sisters, Burnette Heishman, Lois Holewaik, Theda Reid; one brother, Klea Strong; two nephews and one niece.

His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor James Wasmuth officiating. Friends may visit with the famly from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Electronic condolences may be made to the family at goodfamily@ rtcol.com.


 

Thomas ‘Tom’ G. Wilson

Feb. 6, 1946–May 28, 2006

Thomas “Tom” G. WILSON, 60, of 1349 Monticello Road, Rochester, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Sunday at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.

Born on Feb. 6, 1946, in Rochester, he was the son of Russell and Lois (Gaumer) Wilson. On Sept. 19, 1964, in Rochester, he married Nedra Jean Carr, who survives.

Mr. Wilson owned and operated Wilson Fertilizer & Grain, Wilson Corn Products and the Fulton County Railroad. He was on the Board of Directors of Indiana Renewable Fuels and Indiana Quarter Horses Association, a lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association, former member of Flying Hoofs Saddle Club, a member of the Fulton County Historical Power Association, a Rochester volunteer fireman for 25 years, a member of Rochester Odd Fellows Lodge and a member of the Fulton County Fair Board for 34 years. Tom enjoyed being with his grandchildren, family and friends, being outdoors, fishing, hunting and had a passion for raising and showing quarter horses.

Survivors include his wife, Nedra Jean Wilson, Rochester; daughters, Wendy and husband Jeff Zent, Rochester, Andi and husband Chris Lee, Rochester, Michelle and husband Bill Morris, Rochester; grandchildren, Ashley Zent, Ren Zent, Whitley Zent, Hannah Lee, Rhett Lee, Wilson Lee, Heather Morris, all of Rochester; sister, Terry Moore and husband Joe Moore, Rochester; brother, Rob Wilson, Rochester; mother-in-law, Alice Jean Carr, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents.

His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Fulton County 4-H Fair Community Building, 1009 W. Third St., Rochester, with the Rev. Jill Walley officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to the service at the community building. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Roch-ester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tom Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation or to Fulton County United Ministries. Online condolescences may be sent to the family at zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

Thursday, June 1, 2006

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Friday, June 2, 2006


 

Mark Jay Clemans

Aug. 20, 1939–May 21, 2006

Mark Jay CLEMANS, 66, of Kissimmee, Fla., passed away Sunday, May 21, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born Aug. 20, 1939, in Akron, he was the son of the late Herbert and Anina (Miller) Clemans. Mark served in the United States Army and was a passionate antique collector. He loved to play the piano and spend time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Janeene Clemans, Kissimmee; son, Michael Clemans, Akron; daughter, Lisa Anne Clemans, Bonita Springs, Fla.; brother, Jimmie (Doris) Clemans, Rochester; and one niece and one nephew.

Celebration of life services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, in the Grissom Chapel, Kissimmee, Fla. An Akron area memorial service will be held at a later date. The family respectfully requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

On Wednesday, May 24, 2006, the Orlando Sentinel published the following story, “Mark Jay Clemans of Kissimmee had passion for antiques, music” by Debbie Barr:

When it came to collecting antique clocks and phonographs, Mark Jay Clemans had an eye for detail and a knack for getting what he wanted. In his senior year of high school, Clemans coveted a tall antique wall clock in the school assembly hall.

Before the school shut its doors for good during his graduating year, the budding collector had saved enough money to purchase the clock at the closing auction.

When he couldn’t make it to the auction himself, Clemans asked his parents to bid on the clock for him.

“He told them he wanted that clock,” said his wife of 40 years, Janeene Clemans. “We’ve got it in our family room.”

The Kissimmee resident and former maintenance engineer at Walt Disney World died Sunday of liver cancer. He was 66.

Clemans was born and raised on a dairy farm in rural Akron.

Small-town life had lent him an easy down-home friendliness toward others, his family said.

“He never knew a stranger. My dad was the kind of guy who smiled at everyone, knew everyone and waved at everyone,” said daughter Lisa Clemans of Bonita Springs.

Mark Clemans’ interest in antiques began with an appreciation for family heirlooms passed down from past generations.

He was also fond of playing piano and organ, particularly pieces with difficult, fast-paced finger technique, such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Flight of the Bumblebee.”

He played regularly in church and at home throughout his life. Clemans’ passion for music spurred his interest in collecting antique phonographs and vintage vinyl.

As a chaplain’s assistant in the U.S. Army between 1963 and 1966, Clemans once took the rough edges off a two-week survival exercise in the Arizona desert by bringing a crank-up portable phonograph to entertain the group, his wife said.

“He made a lot of friends wherever he went,” she said. “He was more like the peacemaker. If something needed to be straightened out, he was the one to do it.”

A longtime member of the Michiana Antique Phonograph Society, Clemans gathered a collection that consisted of about a dozen working phonographes and “boxes and boxes” of vintage records.

He also collected about 50 antique clocks that chime on the hour, in addition to antique trains and china. Lisa Clemans said that when she was younger, her father taught her to play the piano by ear and they often played duets. In his later years, Clemans relaxed on Sundays by playing the piano, cranking up his old phonographs and tinkering with his clocks. He preferred dusting off an old vinyl recording and placing it on a vintage turntable to listening to a compact disc on a modern stereo system. “It just kept him grounded,” she said.

Saturday, June 3, 2006


 

Edna Jean Sloan

Edna Jean SLOAN, 48, 9629 S. 750 West, Claypool, died Thursday at 8:30

p.m. in an automobile accident at SR 15 and County Road 300 South, Kosciusko

County, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron

Monday, June 5, 2006


 

Robert ‘Bob’ R. Adler

May 13, 1932–June 3, 2006

Robert “Bob” R. ADLER, 74, of 1109 Jackson Blvd., Rochester, passed away at 11 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

Mr. Adler was born on May 13, 1932, in Merrillville, the son of Florian and Rose (Neudorf) Adler. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he served with the No. 772 MP Battalion. On July 18, 1981, in Culver, he married Karen S. Krsek.

Mr. Adler had worked for Clover Leaf Dairy in Hobart, U.S. Steel – Gary Works, Redi-Froze, Gary, had owned and operated Adler’s Mini-Mart, Culver, and worked at the pro shop at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek, Rochester.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6919, Culver, Culver Fire Department, Teamster’s Union in Gary, and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester. His hobbies included golfing, camping and fishing.

Survivors include his wife Karen S. Adler, Rochester; daughters, Jean and husband Tim Rutledge, Griffith, and Lynn and husband Tom Kitzmiller, Griffith; son, Robert J. and wife Patty Adler, Highland; grandchildren, Emily Rutledge, Julie Rutledge and Michael Rutledge, Griffith, Daniel Adler, Brittany Adler, Highland, Mathew Kitzmiller, Ashley Kitzmiller, Griffith; brothers, Edward and wife Kate Adler, Elbereta, Ala., Joseph and wife Marlene Adler, Crown Point, Richard and wife Val Adler, Merrillville, and James and wife Sharon Adler, Lowell; sisters, Ruth and husband Spud Schwanke, Lowell, Edith Trevisol, Parkersburg, W.Va.; former wife, Lorraine Adler, Griffith; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Margaret Scheidt and Florence Windbigler; and brothers-in-law, Robert Scheidt and Robert Trevisol.

Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Central time Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Crown Point, with Father Selvaraj Selladurai officiating, preceded by a 9:45 a.m. service Wednesday at Geisen Funeral Home, Crown Point. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Central time Tuesday at Geisen Funeral Home, Crown Point. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Crown Point, where military graveside services will be conducted. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County or to the family. Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.


 

Morton S. Conley/ Janeal E. Conley

Graveside memorial services for Morton S. CONLEY and Janeal E. CONLEY, husband and wife, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.

Morton, who died March 1, 2005, is survived by one brother, Bobby CONLEY, Kimmell, and two sisters, Doris Killough, Celeste, Texas, and June Gunter, Greenville, S.C.

Janeal, who died April 16, is survived by two sisters, Juda Burke, Mentone, and Jearlyn Couts, Florida; and one brother, Donald Bowser, Plymouth. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is handling arrangements.


 

Robert M. Hendrickson

Robert M. HENDRICKSON, 93, Kewanna, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna chapel.


 

William D. ‘Bill’ Reed

William D. “Bill” REED, 74, of 4721 S. 1000 West, Mentone, died Saturday at Mason Health Care, Warsaw.

He had no immediate family survivors.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


 

Edna Jean Sloan

Edna Jean SLOAN, 48, of 9629 S. 750 West, Claypool, died Thursday in an automobile accident at Indiana 15 and Kosciusko County Road 300 South, south of Warsaw.

Survivors include her husband, Max L. Sloan Jr., Claypool; one daughter, Christina; one son, Larry; her father, Kenneth D. Morgan, Yakima, Wash; and brothers and sisters.

No visitation or services are planned. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is handling arrangements.


 

Alice Marie VanDuyne

March 9, 1920–June 2, 2006 Alice Marie VanDUYNE, 86, of 1729 Wabash Ave., Rochester, died at 8:10

p.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

She was born in Chicago, Ill., to John Sulek Sr. and Marie Cervenk Sulek. At the age of 10, Alice and her family moved from Chicago to Kewanna. On Feb. 14, 1942, she married Virgil “Bus” VanDuyne in Kewanna. She lived there until her husband returned from World War II.

Alice was a proud graduate of Kewanna High School. Later, she went to Butler University, Indianapolis, where she studied business and accounting. She graduated and was a certified public accountant. Alice and Bus took up residence in Indianapolis, where she worked as an accountant for a number of years at City Engineering. Her memberships included Mt. Olive United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star in Bridgeport. She moved to Rochester from Indianapolis in July 2002.

As an accomplished artist, Alice chose to express herself in oils on canvas. She conveyed her impressions of landscapes from many countries she’d visited far away. As a seasoned traveler, she vacationed in more than 40 countries around the world.

Paramount in her life was her church family. She was a devoted member of Mt. Hope United Methodist Church and served as church accountant and treasurer for more than 30 years. She was active in the Ladies Aid Society of the church.

Mrs. VanDuyne was recognized by many as a dynamic quilter. She shared her most treasured handiwork with family and close friends. She was an avid collector of Fenton glass, bears and costume jewelry.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Kathryn Rentschler, Fulton, and Helen Sulek, Lincoln, Neb. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother, John Sulek Jr.

A celebration of Alice’s life was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Robert Metzger officiating. There was no visitation. Electronic condolences may be made to the family at goodfamily@rtcol. com.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006


 

Robert M. Hendrickson

Dec. 14, 1912–June 4, 2006

Robert M. HENDRICKSON, 93, died of cancer at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at his Kewanna residence.

Born in Kewanna to Frank and Cora McLochlin Hendrickson, he graduated from Kewanna High School in 1931. He attended Indiana University. 

On April 10, 1934, he married Irene L. Collins in Kewanna. She died on Oct. 31, 1983. He married Margaret M. Gierke on Oct. 22, 1985, and she died in January 1997.

A retired farmer, he was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna, a former member of the Rochester Moose and the Fulton County REMC board and a 25-year member of the former Pinhook Grange. He was an avid Notre Dame fan. He also loved to fish and trap and enjoyed playing cards.

Survivors include one son, Francis E. Hendrickson, Rochester; two daughters, Helen Ann Fitzgerald, Geneseo, Ill., and Betty J. Hendrickson, Springfield, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters. His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna, with Father Joseph Jacob officiating. Burial will be at St. Ann Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna chapel, and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County or the American Cancer Society.


 

Richard T. ‘Tom’ Pulley

March 6, 1935–June 4, 2006 Richard T. “Tom” PULLEY, 71, of 2625 W. Ninth St., Marion, died at 8:40

a.m. Sunday at Bradner Village Health Care Center, Marion.

Born in Fairmount to the late Ralph J. and Hannah Maedoris (Zeek) Pulley, he was previously married to Barbara Snyder in October 1959. She died in March of 1981. He then married Marietta (Auer) Thwaits on April 27, 1985. He was employed at Ballard Brakes, Anaconda, the sheriff’s department and Auto Tech, all in Marion.

A member of the Marion Moose Lodge 253, he received the Pilgrim Degree, the highest degree. He served on the Madison Grant School Board for several years and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Marietta Pulley, Marion; daughter, Kim S. (Birch) Long, Rochester; son, Jim (Terena) Pulley, Fairmount; stepchildren, David (Rhonda) Thwaits and Debbie (Rob) Thomason, all of Marion; sisters, Margaret Wilhoite, Lafayette, Mary Ann Usher, Sarasota, Fla., and Martha Jane Rogers, Fort Wayne; brother, Bob (Shirley]) Pulley, Fairmount; and grandchildren, Ben and Becky Long, Kyle and Kerri Pulley, Brant and Whitney Brubaker, Teneal (Jeremy) Gardner, and James and Tiffany Loftis.

His funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, with Howard Clayton officiating. Burial will be at Gardens of Memory, Huntington County. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Moose Lodge will have a Pilgrim Service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Marion General Hospital Critical Care Unit, 441 N. Wabash Avenue, Marion, IN or Cancer Services of Grant County, Tower Suites, 305 Norton St., Marion, IN 46952. Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 to Thursday, June 8, 2006

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Virginia B. McFarland

Oct. 15, 1930–June 8, 2006 Virginia B. McFARLAND, 75, of 720 E. 12th St., Rochester, passed away at

1:10 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

She was born on Oct. 15, 1930, in Rochester, the daughter of William Edgar and Edna Marie (Good) Swango. On Feb. 1, 1948, in Rochester, she married Eugene

E. McFarland and he survives.

Mrs. McFarland retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx in 1976 and was a homemaker. She had been a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Rochester, and a volunteer at the civic center. She enjoyed crocheting, being with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include sons, Rev. Michael E. and wife Susan J. McFarland, Rensselaer, Rev. Timothy I. and wife Susan K. McFarland, Rochester; grandchildren, Melissa and husband Dan Beck, Rebecca and husband Brian Sweany, Kimberly and husband Darrin Hunt, Heather Cox, Michael E. McFarland Jr., Matthew R. McFarland, all of Rochester; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn McFarland, Rochester; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Donald Eugene, Fred, Junior, Melvin Earl, William “Willie” Swango; sisters, Darlene Carpenter, Marie Flynn; cousin, Rebabell Conley.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Revs. Robert George and Don Meyer officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorials may be given to the St. Joseph Hospice and Palliative Care, South Bend.


 

Fredric ‘Fritz’ Morgan

Fredric “Fritz” MORGAN, 71, of 65 Pony Court, Goreville, Ill., formerly of Rochester, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at his residence due to a sudden illness. He was the son of Charles Morgan and brother of Pat Huppert and Lori Schoen, all of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Saturday, June 10, 2006


 

Fredric ‘Fritz’ Morgan

Fredric “Fritz” MORGAN, 71, of 65 Pony Court, Goreville, Ill., died at 4:30

p.m. Thursday at his residence from a sudden illness.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce, Lake Egypt, Ill.; one daughter, Kimberlee Golden, Richmond, Ill.; one son, Mike Morgan, Murray, Kent.; his father, Charles E. Morgan, Rochester; three sisters, Sonja Mow, Middletown, Dela.; Pat Huppert, Rochester, Lori Schoen, Rochester.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and one hour prior to the service.


 

Tim B. Horn

Tim B. HORN, 48, 9165 S. Don Way, died Friday afternoon unexpectedly at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Monday, June 12, 2006


 

Pauline R. Cowles

March 28, 1925–June 10, 2006 Pauline R. COWLES, 81, formerly of 6241 W. Indiana 14, Kewanna, died at

12:03 a.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Culver, where she resided the past four years.

Born in Lake County, near Gary, she was the daughter of Albert and Bertha Fear Jana. She lived in the Fulton County area since 1947, when she moved from Knox. On March 29, 1947, in Hammond, she married Alvin “Sonny” R. Cowles. He preceded her in death on May 26, 1985.

A homemaker, she was a member of Kewanna United Methodist Church, Reiter Club and had been active in the Kewanna Mother’s Club. Her most cherished times were those spent with her family; she particularly loved the times she shared with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her special companion, Darrell McFadden, Winamac; one daughter, Connie Overmyer and husband Don, Kewanna; two sons, Donald and wife Maxine Cowles, Rochester, and Robert L. Cowles, Winamac; five grandchildren, Todd Good and wife Stephanie, Fredericksburg, Va., Kim McLendon and husband Andrew, Jamestown, Troy Cowles and wife Sonya, Kewanna; Kandy Morris and husband Mike, Peru, and Randy Overmyer, Leiters Ford (Rochester); eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; one brother, Virgil Jana and wife Ellen, Rochester; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and great-grandson, Sammy Overmyer, on June 7, 1995.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Burial will be at Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in her memory to Hope Hospice of Marshall County.


 

Richard P. Emmons

Richard P. EMMONS, 82, of 2670 W. 150 South, Warsaw, died Sunday at Select Specialty Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include one son, Larry Emmons, Wyoming, Mich.

His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


 

Tim B. Horn

Aug. 12, 1957–June 9, 2006

Tim B. HORN, 48, of 9165 S. Don Way, Beaver Dam Lake, Claypool, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon at his residence.

Born in Warsaw to Basil and Jean Shepherd Horn, he married Tammy S. Smalley on Aug. 12, 1979, at Saint Mary’s, Ohio, and she survives.

He worked for Zimmer, Warsaw, and loved fishing, hunting and the game of golf. He was a former volunteer fireman for the Burket Fire Department.

In addition to his wife, Tammy S. Horn, at home, he is also survived by one daughter, Tiffany and husband Shade Keeney, Beaver Dam Lake; one sister, Pam and husband Don Horn, Sidney; and in-laws, Gerald and Sherry Smalley, and their family, Beaver Dam Lake. He was preceded in death by his parents.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with pastors Rob Seewald and Butch Troke officiating. Burial will be at Nichols Cemetery, Akron. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Burket Fire Department and Riley Hospital for Children.


 

Gordon Eugene Lester

July 12, 1934–June 10, 2006

Gordon Eugene LESTER, 71, of rural Wabash, went to be with his Lord, Saturday at 11:45 a.m. at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born July 12, 1934, in Otterbein, to Thomas and Ivy (Lambert) Lester.

He was the manager of Hoosier Stockyards, Roann, retiring after 40 years. He is survived by one son, Thomas (Brenda) Lester, Noblesville; four daughters, Becky (Tracy) Morales, Muncie, Connie (Kevin) Howe, Remington, Mary (Brian) Schmitz, Fort Wayne, Donna (Paul) Pontius, Warsaw; four sisters, Frances Williams, Remington, Janet (Ed) Talbert, Lafayette, Marilyn Brummett, Lafayette, Beverly Yarusinski, Rocky Mount, N.C.; three brothers, Keith (Carol) Lester, Otterbein, Richard (Helen) Lester, Lafayette, and Robert (Carol) Lester, Lafayette; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and cherished friend, Lucille Highley, Lafontaine.

His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grandstaff Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. Burial will be in Lagro Cemetery, Lagro. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The memorial guest book for Gordon may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com. Preferred memorial is Fountain Park in Remington.


 

Frederic L. ‘Fritz’ Morgan

Feb. 9, 1935–June 8, 2006 Age: 71 years 3 months and 29 days

Frederic L. “Fritz” MORGAN, age 71, of Goreville, Ill., the Lake of Egypt area, passed away unexpectedly at 6:48 p.m. on Thursday, in Heartland Regional Medical Center of Marion, Ill., shortly after admission. Fritz, as he was known by many, was born on Feb. 9, 1945, in Plymouth, the son of Charles Edward and Lura Louise (Warner) Morgan.

In 1953, he graduated from Richland Center High School. With great pride, he played power forward for the Wildcats. Paramount during his basketball career was Richland Center’s sectional win at Rochester his senior season in 1953. He was well known for his leaping ability and he exhibited great prowess as a rebounder and defensive man. Fritz was passionate about the family’s registered Holsteins. He was a dedicated 4-H member, who not only showed his own cattle, but assisted his sisters with training and grooming their cows, preparing them for 4-H competition. After graduation, he began his college education at Manchester College. In 1957, he earned a bachelor of science degree in biology and secondary education.

Fritz’s hometown school at Richland Center welcomed him back as a teacher. Embarking on his career in education, he taught business, typing, biology and chemistry. His additional responsibilities included organizing the biology and chemistry curriculum and overseeing both departments. Fritz also coached both junior high and varsity basketball programs. After several years teaching at “Center,” he accepted a high school biology position at Argos Community Schools. During his tenure at Argos, he also served as varsity track coach and assistant basketball coach.

With a desire to further cultivate his knowledge, Fritz enrolled at Ball State University and soon attained his master of science degree in biology. Intrigued with the sciences, Fritz aspired to reach greater educational heights. He immediately began work towards his Ph.D. He graduated in 1969 from BSU, earning his doctorate. His thesis paper explored the topic of Ichthyology, the study of fish. The basis for his research was conducted at Mill Creek.

In 1969, he and his family moved from Indiana to Grayslake, Ill., where he was appointed division chairman of the Science and Health Careers Department at the College of Lake County. He remained there until a new challenge beckoned him. Fritz was on the move to Southern Illinois in 1977, to assume the position of chairman of the Allied Health Division of the School of Technical Careers at Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. He remained at SIU until his retirement in August of 2000.

On Sept. 4, 1955, he took the hand of the love of his life, Joyce Staldine, of Talma. They pledged their love and were wed at his parent’s farm home near Rochester. Together they enjoyed more than 50 years of marriage. He was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Marion, Ill.

Fritz was dedicated to his profession, as he touched the lives of his students and athletes. He spent significant amounts of time preparing lessons for his classroom, studying, conducting research and planning strategy for his athletes. He took great pride in gardening and landscaping around his home and creating woodworking projects. As an armchair athlete, he enjoyed watching all SIU athletic contests, NCAA basketball and professional football. One of his favorite pastimes was watching new movie releases with his wife and family. Fritz possessed a strong sense of commitment as a lifelong learner. As an avid reader, he continued to read books from his vast personal library.

He enjoyed sharing quiet moments with Joyce and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Uncle Fritz always had time to share with his nieces and nephews. He found great joy returning home to Fulton County during fair week and watching the outcomes of the 4-H animal judging and cheering them on at basketball and baseball contests. He was always there to encourage and inspire his family to reach for greater educational heights, serving as a powerful role model of the lifelong learner.

Fritz, a member of a close-knit family, often returned home or to Tennessee for visits or to celebrate the holidays. Many good times were shared when the family gathered for spring break at Fort Myers, Fla. These cherished moments created many lifetime memories.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce, at home; daughter, Kimberlee Golden, Richmond, Ill.; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Mary Beth Morgan, Murray, Ky.; two grandchildren, Lucas Golden and Megan Golden, both of Chicago, Ill., where they are attending college; father, Charles Edward Morgan, rural Rochester; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Sonja and Phil Mow, Nashville, Tenn., Pat and Gary Huppert, Rochester, and Lori and Bobby Schoen, Rochester; several nieces and nephews; other extended family members; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lura Morgan, and son-in-law, Mike Golden.

Friends of the family may visit from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West. A celebration honoring Fritz’s life will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Dr. David Hogsett officiating. His final resting place will be at Richland Center Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Richland Center United Methodist Church or Manchester College Science Department. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com. A memorial service honoring Fritz at Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, Marion, Ill., will be announced in the future.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


 

Kay Ann Koebcke

Aug. 23, 1943–June 11, 2006

Kay Ann KOEBCKE, 62, of Valparaiso, died Sunday at Porter Hospital. She was a loving wife, world’s greatest mother, who unconditionally loved us. She will always be with us in our hearts.

She was born Aug. 23, 1943, in Rochester, the daughter of Don and Dora (Grimes) Fisher. She graduated from Kewanna High School, was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Valparaiso and had served as a clerk at the Porter County Clerk’s Office for the past 18 years.

On Dec. 17, 1961, in Winamac, she married Larry Koebcke Sr., who survives along with their two sons, Larry (Denise) Koebcke Jr., of Valparaiso, and David (Jenni) Koebcke of Medford, N.J.; her father, Don Fisher, of Rochester; two brothers, Roy (Violet) Fisher of Rochester, George (Georgia) Hilficker of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Laura Jones of Bristol, Wis.; and four grandchildren, Matthew and Megan, Grace and Holly. She was preceded in death by her mother.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 N. Monticello Park Drive, Valparaiso, with the funeral service Thursday at 10 a.m., with Rev. Stephen Bongard officiating. Burial is at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Kouts. Moeller funeralhome.com

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


 

Oscar Manns

Oscar MANNS, 79, of 401 Virgil St. No. 2, Akron, died Tuesday at Kosciusko Com-munity Hospital, Warsaw.

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara J. Brower, and one brother, Carmel Manns, both of Akron.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service.

Thursday, June 15, 2006


 

William A. Cordell

March 14, 1943–June 13, 2006

William A. CORDELL, 63, Fishers, died Tuesday at home.

He was born in Valparaiso to Arthur William and Phyllis G. (Powell) Cordell. He retired from AT&T as an executive.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Cordell, Fishers; son, W. Christian Cordell, Fishers; daughter, Jennifer Henry, Fishers; sister, Loretta Clines, Fort Payne, Ala.; brothers, Leslie G. Cordell, Anderson, and Jon L. Powell, Rochester; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Randall & Roberts Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Road, Fishers, with the Rev. Bill Gott officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the mortuary.


 

Theodore Stichler

Theodore STICHLER, 90, of 2383 N. Old U.S. 31, died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Friday, June 16, 2006


 

Shirley Y. Barkman

Shirley Y. BARKMAN, 88, Butler, died Wednesday at The Laurels of DeKalb, Butler. She graduated from Richland Center High School.

Survivors include one son, Richard L. Barkman, Auburn; two sisters, Barbara Davidson, Olympia, Wash., and Leda Harlan, Okanogan, Wash.; and two brothers, Deane Simpson, Shelton, Wash., and Neil C. Simpson, Seattle, Wash.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, Elkhart. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 

Theodore Stichler

Theodore STICHLER, 90, of 2383 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester, died Wednesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Survivors include his wife, Velma Stichler, Rochester; one son, Buford Stichler, Indianapolis; and one sister, Margarett Steininger, Culver.

His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Saturday, June 17, 2006


 

Theodore Stichler

Nov. 17, 1915 - June 14, 2006 Theodore STICHLER, 90, of 2383 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester, died at 9:20

p.m. Wednsday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

He was born in Richland Township of Fulton County to Theodore and Maine Augusta Mow Stichler and lived most of his life here.  As a poud Richland Center Wildcat, Ted graduated with the class of 1934.  Following graduation, he attended and graduated from Coyne Electrical School in Chicago, Ill.

On March 2, 1935, at Bruce Lake, Ted took the hand of his lovely, blushing wife-to-be, Velma Berkheiser.  Together they enjoyed a delightful life and happy marriage that spanned 71 precious years.

During World War II, he worked at Studebaker Aviation as assistant to the chief electrician. The remainder of his working years he spent as Superintendent of Utilities at Argos, Gas City and Tipton.  He served three tenures at Argos and two tenures at Gas Cdity. He retired from Gas City in 1983.  He also served as president of the Indiana Municipal Association for two terms and returned to the Rochester area from Gas City in 1989.

Ted was recognized and respected by his friends and family for his craftsmanship with woods.  He designed and constructed extraordinary wood products and could always be found busy in his workshop refining another custom creation. Illustrations of his expertise included roll-top desks, cabinets and even high chairs and fine parquet checker boards for his grandchildren.  Most recently, he built a cradle for his great-grandchildren.

Ted found joy and happiness with the challenge of a remodeling project and none were ever too complicated. He will also be remembered for his uncanny ability to solve problems.

He is survived by his wife, Velma, Rochester; one son, Buford Stichler, Indianapolis; one sister, Margarett Steininger, Culver; one daughter-in-law. Sharon Stichler, Anderson; four grandsoms and one granddaughter; four great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, LaVonne Jensen, in 1969; one son, Theodore Garth Stichler, in 1981; two grandsons; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with the Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Burial will be at Richland Center IOOF Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Sunday. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at Goodfamily@rtcol.com.

Monday, June 19, 2006


 

Mary M. Foor

Feb. 20, 1926–June 16, 2006

Mary M. FOOR, 80, of 200 Pontiac St., Rochester, died at 9:13 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born in Marshall County, she was the daughter of Irvin Owen and Hazel Belle Colter Barker. She graduated from Richland Center High School. On May 21, 1949, in Richland Center, she married Dennis Harold Foor and he preceded her in death on April 14, 1986.

She assisted her husband with the operations of the farm and later worked at Topps Manufacturing of Rochester. She most recently attended First Church of God, Rochester. One of her favorite pastimes was watching sports on television. She especially liked cheering for the Indiana Pacers and Chicago Cubs.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis M. Foor and wife Constance “Connie,” Nobles-ville, and Edward “Ed” J. Foor and wife Pam, Rochester; five grandchildren, Stephen Foor, Leigh Ann Fuller, Erik J. Foor, Amanda Bowen and Vanessa Foor; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Edith (Harper) Franklin and husband George, Silver Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Esther Zumbaugh and Mable Harsh; and two brothers, Raymond and Robert Barker.

Mary’s celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of God, Rochester, with Pastor Larry Dodge officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Good Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Electronic condolences may be made to the family at goodfamily@ rtcol.com. Memorials may be made to First Church of God or Billy Graham Ministries.


 

John Robert Halpeny

John Robert HALPENY, 81, of 827 W. 13th St., Rochester, died Sunday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Survivors include a son, George E. Halpeny, Macy. His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. before the service.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


 

Kenneth James Hines

March 20, 1935–June 19, 2006

Kenneth James HINES, 71, Mexico, died at 5 a.m. Monday at his residence. He was born March 20, 1935, in Royal Center, the son of the late Sherald “Tad” and the late Florence March Hines. He was married, in Marion, on Nov. 6, 1954, to Beverly Sadler, who survives.

He was a member of the House of Faith in Mexico, where he was an elder. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.

Mr. Hines had retired from General Tire after 35 years of employment. He was also engaged in farming.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly; two daughters, Terri Boyer and her husband Ron, Peru, and Peggy Rouch and her husband Dave, Fort Wayne; one son, Mike Hines and his wife Ginger, Peru; nine grandchildren, Mary DuSchene, Kokomo, Ben DuSchene and his wife Kim, Carnation, Wash., Sharon Castro and her husband Francisco, Monroe, Wash., Nicole Fennell and her husband Jeremy, Macy, Lisa Boyer, Peru, Amy Rouch, Fort Wayne, Todd Rouch, Fort Wayne, William Hines, Peru, and Rachel Hines, Peru; two great-grandchildren, Bradyn Fennell, Macy, and Victoria Castro, Washington; and four nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherald “Tad” and Florence Hines, Kewanna; a daughter, Rita DuSchene; and a son, Danny Hines.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport. His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel, with Rev. Tom Harp officiating. A private family interment will follow in the Kewanna IOOF Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the House of Faith Church, Mexico.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


 

Richard Coffman

Richard COFFMAN, 77, Macy, died at 6:30 a.m. today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.


 

Clara Mae Finney

April 4, 1918–June 19, 2006

Clara Mae FINNEY, 88, of 1512 Arrowhead Drive, Rochester, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Monday at her residence.

She was born on April 4, 1918, in Marshall County, the daughter of Orville J. and Mary Edna (Peterson) Long. On March 6, 1938, in Rochester, she married Alvin

L. Finney. He preceded her in death on July 15, 2003.

Mrs. Finney had been a homemaker and a cook. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she belonged to the Ruth Circle, and Better Homes Extension Club. She enjoyed crocheting and reading.

Survivors include her daughter, Janet and husband John Swanson, Winona Lake; son, Jerry and wife Polly Finney, Akron; grandchildren, Amy and husband Michael McPhail, Winona Lake, Laura Swanson, Warsaw, Thomas and wife Rose Finney, Greenfield, Scott and wife Rachelle Finney, Akron; great-grandchildren, Megan Swanson, Warsaw, Logan McPhail, Winona Lake, Ashley Finney, Greenfield; brothers, Orville and wife Becky Long, Bradenton, Fla., Harold and wife Mona Long, Canton, Mich.; sisters, Erma Coplen, Rochester, Carol and husband Wendell Azbell, North Vernon; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Charles, Merle and Donald Long.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Phil Pratt officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County or to Bethlehem Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@ rtcol.com.


 

Kristine A. Hunsberger

Aug. 5, 1955–June 17, 2006

Kristine A. HUNSBERGER, age 50, Dansville, Mich., and formerly of Rochester, died on Saturday from injuries sustained from a horseback riding accident.

She was born the daughter of Larry and Georginna (Alderfer) Kanouse on Aug. 5, 1955, in Plymouth. On June 11, 1983, she married Robert C. Hunsberger in Bristol and he survives. Kristine loved riding horses, reading and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Amy (Richard) Gillespie, Aruba, Casey (Carie) Johnson, Columbia City, Jill Stoffer, Elkhart, and David (Katie) Hunsberger, Stockbridge, Mich. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, with another two on the way, her mother, Georginna Kanouse, her father, Larry Kanouse, and her brother, Rick (Brandy) Kanouse, all of Rochester.

Her graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Plymouth. Memorials may be made to USA Defenders of Greyhounds, P.O. Box 1256, Carmel, IN 46082. Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home, Stockbridge, Mich., is handling arrangements.


 

Dorsie ‘Beach’ Trent

Dorsie “Beach” TRENT, 71, of 6340 S. 300 West, North Judson, died Monday at Starke Memorial Hospital, Knox. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Trent, North Judson; two sons, Kyle Trent,

Francesville, and Anthony Trent, Fulton; one daughter, Laurie Morrison, Winamac; three brothers, James Earl Trent, Arthur Trent and Arnold Trent, all of North Judson; and two sisters, Betty Nordstrom, Knox, and Beulah Jean Miller, Winchester, Ky.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at O’Donnell Funeral Home,

North Judson. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Central time today at the

funeral home. Thursday, June 22, 2006


 

Richard Coffman

Dec. 7, 1928–June 21, 2006

Richard COFFMAN, 77, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at his Macy residence, after a three-month battle with brain cancer.

He was born Dec. 7, 1928, in Logansport, to Carl and Mildred Gorseline Coffman. He married Carolyn Louise Sutton on June 26, 1949. She survives.

Richard was a 1947 graduate of Lucerne High School and was a farmer his entire life, retiring in 2003. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and devoted much of his time to volunteer work in the community, serving as an EMT, CASA worker, school aide, and in many other capacities. He was also active in church and fulfilled numerous callings, including a one-year Temple mission. His generosity touched many people.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by their six children, Connie Stevens and husband Corey, Lucerne, Sam Coffman and wife Peggy, Wabash, Veronica Lamb and husband Glenn, Granville, Ohio, Dixie Withers and husband Ron, Macy, Perry Coffman and wife Marchetta, Kokomo, and Chris Coffman and wife Patty, Macy. There are also 32 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Peru. Burial will follow at Fulton Cemetery, Fulton. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Relay for Life in memory of Richard Coffman.


 

Cecil W. Davis

July 15, 1928–June 21, 2006

Cecil W. DAVIS, 77, of 6343 N. Sunset Blvd., Nyona Lake, Macy, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

He was born on July 15, 1928, in Star City, the son of Cecil and Catherine (Lauderback) Davis. On Oct. 10, 1948, in Peru, he married Georgia Rife and she survives.

Mr. Davis worked for the N&W Railroad and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed camping and working in his yard.

Survivors include his son, John J. and wife Donna Davis, Nyona Lake; foster son, Frank Woodward, Logansport; grandchildren, Tracey Davis, Macy, Shawn McGuire, Logansport, Joe McGuire, Logansport; great-grandchildren, Bradyn Davis, Macy, Eric McGuire, Jacob Snow, Deanna Plummer, Morgan McGuire, Avery McGuire, all of Logansport; sister, Dorothy and husband Bill Robinson, South Bend; niece, Becky Reynolds, Warsaw; nephew, Johnny Robinson, South Bend. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Ginny Bucks, and nephew, Billy Robinson.

Burial will be at a later date at Fulton Cemetery, Fulton. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.


 

Cecil V. Moore

Oct. 25, 1938–June 11, 2006

Cecil V. MOORE Jr., 67, of Shawnee, Kan., passed away June 11, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center Chapel, 9100 W. 74th St. Memorial contributions may be made to The Foundation of Shawnee Mission Medical Center, 7315 Frontage Road, Suite 221, Shawnee Mission, KS, 66204, for the wonderful care given to him in the last years of his life.  (http://www.shawneemission.org/content/view/182/428/)

Mr. Moore was born on Oct. 25, 1938, in Rochester to Cecil V. Moore Sr. and Ruth (Adams) Moore. He graduated from Richland Center Hgh School. He spent his working career in sales in the Chicago area, and from 1973 in the Kansas City area. He worked for the bowling supply industry and later in life in car sales.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Ruth, sister Terry, and aunt, Clarice Moore. He is survived by two sons and one grandson, Cecil V. Moore III and wife Amy and their son Walker of Gardner, Kan., and Thomas

P. Moore of Shawnee, Kan.; the mother of his children, Deborah A. McCalmon of Leawood, Kan., and many relatives and loved ones in Rochester. Arrangements are by D.W. Newcomer’s Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kan., 913-648-6224. Online guestbook at www.dwnewcomers.com

Friday, June 23, 2006


 

C. Jon Bixel

Jan. 27, 1950-June 21, 2006

C. Jon BIXEL, 56, a Plymouth area resident, died in the Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne of an apparent heart attack at 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday.

Born in Plymouth, on Jan. 27, 1950, Jon was the son of Omer C. and Hope R. Grossman Bixel. He graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1968 and from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1972.

He was an outdoorsman, enjoying golf, canoeing, camping and working

outside. He loved yard work and anything to do with the outside. He was a staunch Democrat, following his family’s tradition. He was a member of Horizon Ministries and the Plymouth American Legion. Jon is survived by two daughters, Melissa M. Bixel, Plymouth, and Melanie

K. and Matt Brown, Tippecanoe. His fiancée, Edith Hisey, Rochester, also survives, along with two sisters, Barbara J. Hunt, Sarasota, Fla., and Beverly A. Bixel, South Bend, and a nephew, Scott Hunt, Atlanta, Ga. Jon was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Arthur Eugene Bixel.

Jon was employed as a sales representative of Swihart Motors of LaPaz. He had previously worked for many years for the State Exchange Bank in Culver. He had also been an agent for the Met Life Insurance Company.

Friends are invited to share memories and visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St.,

Plymouth. His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Pastor Jim Desmarais-Morse of Horizon Ministries, Bremen, will officiate. Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Memorial contributions in Jon’s memory may be made to the Marshall County Hospice. Notes of condolence may be sent to the family via www.johnson-danielson.com.


 

Cecil W. Davis

A memorial graveside service for Cecil W. DAVIS, 77, of 6343 N. Sunset Blvd., Nyona Lake, Macy, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fulton Cemetery with the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.


 

Betty Jane Cameron

March 10, 1925–June 20, 2006

Betty Jane CAMERON, 81, Logansport, died at 6:36 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo.

Born in Kokomo, she was the daugther of Thomas and Roxie (Martin) Clarkson. On March 2, 1946, she married Lewis Cameron, who preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 2000. Betty and her husband, Lew, owned and operated Fletchers Lake Store from 1965 to 1976. A member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Betty had been an active member of Smiles Unlimited Clown Ministry. She was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3790, Ladies Auxiliary, Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and the W.E. Club of Fulton. She especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine Cameron Roy and husband Paul, Imperial, Mo., Celia Cameron Jones and husband Shannon, Walton, Jenny Cameron Bauman, Logansport, and Jane Cameron Anthrop and husband Harold, West Point; son and daughter-in-law, Donald N. and Jody Cameron, Rochester; sister, Ada Eades, Florida; sister-in-law, Barbara Cameron, Vero Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Chris Armstrong and husband Gary, Jamee Jones, Darren Jones, Colin Jones, Rebecca Hall and husband Tim, Shannon Barnaby and husband Mike, Tina Memmer and husband Scott, Bethany Downs and husband Chris, Shane Cameron, Mallory Cameron, John Townsend and wife Kara, Alicia Townsend and Leah Townsend; three stepgranddaughters, Cristina Fels, Shannon Liker and Melissa Brown; one stepgrandson, William Bauman; 21 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Clarkson; sister, Joy Williams; half brother, Leonard Clarkson; and half sister Irma Ribelin.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711

E. Market St., Logansport, with the Rev. Keith Schreffler officiating. Burial will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., Logansport, IN 46947; Emmaus Mission Center, 829 Spencer St., Logansport, IN 46947; or the American Cancer Society, Cass County Unit, 6273 E. Indiana 218, Walton, IN 46994. Condolences may be placed online at www. kroegerfuneralhome.com.


 

Ruth May Lukens Ganes

May 3, 1918-May 2, 2006

Ruth May Lukens GANES, 87, Myrtle Creek, Ore., formerly of Disko, died May 2 at Rose Haven Nursing Home, Roseburg, Ore.

Born in Wabash County to Lloyd and Mable Gaerte Lukens, she married Earl Bucher in 1936. She later married DeWitt Gates in 1947. In 1984, she married Frank Ganes, who preceded her in death. A homemaker, she had owned and operated a restaurant in LaPine, Ore. She had been a member of the Red Hat Society and of the former Disko United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, Jim and wife Joan Bucher, Akron; one daughter, Myra Wade, Myrtle Creek, Ore.; one twin brother, Donald Lukens, Davenport, Iowa; one sister, Mary Louise and husband Richard Drudge, Akron; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brother Harold Lukens, grandson Mark Wade, and son-in-law

C.W. Wade.

Her graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Roann Community Cemetery, north of Roann, with Pastor Ed French officiating. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of God.

Saturday, June 24, 2006


 

Jerry D. Nolan Sr.

Jerry D. NOLAN Sr., 68, 333 Mishawaka Road, Elkhart, died Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.  He was born in Rochester.

Survivors include his wife, Freda Nolan, Elkhart; seven children, Aldon Ballinger, Michigan, Jerry Nolan Jr., Elkhart, Alvin Hibbs, Missouri, Cliff Hibbs, LaGrange, Eva Harper, Elkhart, Pam Bell, Peru, and Norma Reynolds, Elkhart; one brother, Jack Nolan, Rochester; one sister, Sharon Slonaker, Denver.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart.  Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, June 26, 2006


 

Edith Fritchey

Nov. 25, 1908–June 24, 2006

Edith FRITCHEY, 97, Wabash, died Saturday at 4 p.m. at her home in Wabash.

She was born on Nov. 25, 1908, in Monon, to John William and Eura Myrtle (Etter) Ireland. She married Dwight Paul Fritchey in Peru, on Dec. 31, 1933. He died March 28, 1992. During the late 1920s to 1943 she was co-owner, along with her husband Dwight, of Fritchey and Anderson Food Market and Fritchey Nash Dealership, both of Kokomo. She also owned, with her husband, the Fritchey Pontiac-Cadillac Dealership in Wabash until their retirement in 1961. She was a member of the Wabash Christian Church, the Kokomo Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 89, and a life member of the Kokomo Elks Lodge No. 190. Edith was also a former member of the Wabash Garden Club and the Women’s Clubhouse Association. She has lived in Wabash since 1957 coming from Kokomo.

She is survived by four sisters, Lelia Martin, North Manchester, Anna Mae (Robert) Keim, Denver, Wilma Jean Troxell and Bonita Harris, both of Peru; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Cecil Cook officiating. Entombment will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The memorial guest book for Edith may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com. Preferred memorial is Wabash County Hospital Foundation, Wabash Christian Church, or Whites Residential and Family Services Inc.


 

Earnest Harris Jr.

Sept. 17, 1953–June 23, 2006

Earnest HARRIS Jr., 52, of 5006 N. 900 West, Rochester, died of natural causes at 12:50 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart.

Born in Chicago, Ill., to Earnest and Doris Neal Harris, he married Shirley Jones on July 30, 1972, in Chicago. He moved to Rochester from Chicago in 2002. He enjoyed singing religious songs and was very talented musically.

Survivors include the love of his life, Diane Matthews, Rochester. two sons, Parrish Harris and wife April, and Damion Harris and wife Melissa, all of Chicago; one daughter, April Harris, Chicago; one stepson, Ronnie Matthews, Chicago; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Lenon Harris and wife Ann, Rochester, and Warner “CC” Harris and wife Amy, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Byron and Travis Harris.

His funeral service will be at noon Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with evangelist Minnie Dobine officiating. Burial will be at Leiters Ford Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Electronic condolences may be made to the family at goodfamily@ rtcol.com.


 

Arthur E. Smith

Arthur E. SMITH, 83, Culver, died at 6:20 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


 

Willis J. Cripe

May 27, 1914–June 26, 2006

Willis J. CRIPE, 92, Elkhart, died at 1:10 a.m. Monday at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen.

Born in Goshen to Henry J. and Edith (Blake) Cripe, he married Juanita M. Long on June 25, 1939, in Goshen. She died March 23, 1995. He married Lucille Yoder on Sept. 1, 1996, in Osceola. She survives.

A 1933 graduate of Goshen High School, he owned and operated Leiters Ford Elevator and Lumberyard from 1945 to 1971. He later was employed for 10 years by Holmes Realty, Warsaw. He was a member of Osceola Church of the Brethren.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille; one daughter, Jean Ann Cranor, Muncie; three sons, David G. (Verna) Cripe, Breckenridge, Minn., Daniel R. (Carol) Cripe, Wakarusa, and Timothy E. Cripe, Argos; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Wayne and Harry Cripe, preceded him in death.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Osceola Church of the Brethren, Osceola, with Pastor Jack Cary officiating. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman-Inman Funeral Home, 1109 Lincolnway West, Osceola. Burial will be at West Goshen Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be made to Goshen General Hospital Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to ZIFH@aol.com.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


 

Helen Irene Harless

Nov. 22, 1913–June 26, 2006

Helen Irene HARLESS, 92, of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, formerly of Wabash, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday at

2:30 p.m. at Peabody Healthcare Center. She was born Nov. 22, 1913, in Dowagiac, Mich., to Melville and Caroline (Stanfield) Britton.

She married Lester L. “Mike” Harless in Elkhart, on Sept. 12, 1931; he died March 21, 1983. She lived at 493 W. Hill St., Wabash, from 1959-1992 and moved to Akron where she lived until moving again to Peabody Retirement Community in 2000. She was a longtime member of Wabash Christian Church, attended Akron Church of God, and attended the Poulsbo, Wash., Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two sons, Melvin M. (LaVonne) Harless of Poulsbo, Wash., Daniel Harless of Greenville, Ohio; two daughters, Jean (Bill) Cooksey of Warsaw, and Vicki (Don) Lee of Wabash; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, one daughter-in-law and one grandson.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. Burial will follow at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The memorial guest book for Helen may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen. com. Preferred memorial is Wabash Carnegie Public Library.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

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George A. Townsend

Dec. 24, 1922–June 29, 2006 George A. TOWNSEND, 83, of 204 N. Indiana 25, Fulton, passed away at

8:54 a.m. Thursday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.

He was born on Dec. 24, 1922, in Peru, the son of William and Esther (See) Townsend. On Oct. 15, 1942, in Peru, he married Dorothy A. Ramer and she survives.

Mr. Townsend retired from the Fulton County Highway Department. He had been a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed junkin’, antiques, mowing yards and going to sales.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy A. Townsend, Fulton; sons, Terry and wife Sally Townsend, Fulton, Gary Townsend, Rochester, Steve and wife Delores Townsend, Kettering, Ohio, Rex and wife Chris Townsend, Ruckersville, Va.; grandchildren, Jeremy and wife Kristi Townsend, Fulton, Jennifer and husband Troy Roush, Lucerne, Jaime and wife Nikki Smith, South Bend, Zachari Townsend, Amanda Townsend, both of Fulton, John and wife Kara Townsend, West Lafayette, Leah Townsend and fiance’ Don Bush, Battle Ground, Alicia Townsend, Lafayette, Adam Townsend, Katrina Townsend, both of Royal Center, Matthew Hubin and wife Alicia, Italy, Michelle Townsend, Kettering, Ohio, Mitchell Townsend, Kaitlyn Townsend, both of Ruckersville, Va.; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Cundiff, Converse, Ester Russell and companion Leon Brown, Nyona Lake, Susie and husband John Hughes, Peru, and Kay Frances Townsend, Wabash. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, great-granddaughter, two sisters and one brother.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton, where military graveside services will conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.


 

Mable I. White

March 9, 1921–June 28, 2006

Mable I. Mitschelen WHITE, 85, of Plainfield, formerly of Akron, passed away Wednesday.

She was born March 9, 1921, to the late Monroe and Glyde (Rotzell) Mitschelen. A graduate of Beaver Dam High School, she was a secretary at the Indiana Boys School in Plainfield for 11 years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of the Avon Community Church of God and the Women of the Church of God.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Chaplain Edison C. White, Plainfield; son, Dean E. (Pamela) White, Nashville, Tenn.; two daughters, Donna I. (Ronald) Bowen, Plainfield, and Diane R. White, Richmond; and a granddaughter, Stephanie I. (Josh) Nelson.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Akron Church of God, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Additional calling will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, 106 Shaw St., Plainfield.

Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Gideons International. www.hamptongentry.com

Saturday. July 1, 2006

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Monday, July 3, 2006


 

George A. Townsend

Dec. 24, 1922–June 29, 2006 George A. TOWNSEND, 83, of 204 N. Indiana 25, Fulton, passed away at

8:54 a.m. Thursday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.

He was born on Dec. 24, 1922, in Peru, the son of William and Esther (See) Townsend. On Oct. 15, 1942, in Peru, he married Dorothy A. Ramer and she survives.

Mr. Townsend retired from the Fulton County Highway Department. He had been a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed junkin’, antiques, mowing yards and going to sales.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy A. Townsend, Fulton; sons, Terry and wife Sally Townsend, Fulton, Gary Townsend, Rochester, Steve and wife Delores Townsend, Kettering, Ohio, Rex and wife Chris Townsend, Ruckersville, Va.; grandchildren, Jeremy and wife Kristi Townsend, Fulton, Jennifer and husband Troy Roush, Lucerne, Jaime and wife Nikki Smith, South Bend, Zachari Townsend, Amanda Townsend, both of Fulton, John and wife Kara Townsend, West Lafayette, Leah Townsend and fiance’ Don Bush, Battle Ground, Alicia Townsend, Lafayette, Adam Townsend, Katrina Townsend, both of Royal Center, Matthew Hubin and wife Alicia, Italy, Michelle Townsend, Kettering, Ohio, Mitchell Townsend, Kaitlyn Townsend, both of Ruckersville, Va.; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Cundiff, Converse, Ester Russell and companion Leon Brown, Nyona Lake, Susie and husband John Hughes, Peru, and Kay Frances Townsend, Wabash. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, great-granddaughter, two sisters and one brother.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton, where military graveside services will conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.


 

Mable I. White

March 9, 1921–June 28, 2006

Mable I. Mitschelen WHITE, 85, of Plainfield, formerly of Akron, passed away Wednesday.

She was born March 9, 1921, to the late Monroe and Glyde (Rotzell) Mitschelen. A graduate of Beaver Dam High School, she was a secretary at the Indiana Boys School in Plainfield for 11 years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of the Avon Community Church of God and the Women of the Church of God.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Chaplain Edison C. White, Plainfield; son, Dean E. (Pamela) White, Nashville, Tenn.; two daughters, Donna I. (Ronald) Bowen, Plainfield, and Diane R. White, Richmond; and a granddaughter, Stephanie I. (Josh) Nelson.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Akron Church of God, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Additional calling will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, 106 Shaw St., Plainfield. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Gideons International. www.hamptongentry.com

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

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Wednesday, July 5, 2006


 

James Dove

James DOVE, 71, Charleston, formerly of Warsaw, died Monday evening at Clark Memorial Hospital, Jeffersonville. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Delmor Shepherd

Aug. 12, 1938–July 2, 2006

Delmor SHEPHERD, 67, of 4693 S. 400 East, Warsaw, was led home by the Lord on Sunday at 12:45 a.m. at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Born in David, Ky., to Toy and Jane Allen Shepherd, he married Judith Craig on Oct. 2, 1959. She survives. He worked as a union carpenter and was a builder of love. He lived in the Warsaw area since 1972.

He attended Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Warsaw, for 34 years and played in two gospel music groups, The Hallelujah Quartet and The Friends Quartet.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Shepherd, Warsaw; one son, Tim Shepherd, Warsaw; two daughters, Laura Smiley, Warsaw, and Julia Shepherd-Gibbons, Cromwell; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, R. D. Shepherd, North Manchester; one sister, Linda Crooks, Warsaw; one stepbrother, Ron Whitaker, Warsaw; and one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, the Rev. Michael and Susan McFarland. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Warsaw, with the Rev. Michael McFarland, Pastor Don Poyser, and the Rev. Robert Boggs officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Warsaw. Memorials may be made to Judy Shepherd to be used as a memorial at her discretion.


 

Airebell Showley

Airebell SHOWLEY, 80, Indianapolis, formerly of Peru, died at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton.

Thursday, July 6, 2006


 

Gordon M. Beattie

May 5, 1926–July 5, 2006 Gordon M. BEATTIE, 80, of 1100 Park Road, Rochester, passed away at

5:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

He was born on May 5, 1926, in Cass County, the son of Arval Ray and Elnora E. (Martindale) Beattie. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1944 and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served aboard the destroyer escort the USS Hammann. On Dec. 27, 1947, in Rochester, he married Catherine Baldwin and she survives.

Mr. Beattie worked briefly for the C & O Railroad and was owner/operator of his own fuel & oil distributorship for more than 50 years.

He was a member of the Rochester Odd Fellows Lodge; Meridian Sun Lodge F&AM No. 76, LaGrange; Rochester American Legion;, Mizpah Temple, Fort Wayne; Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne; and had attended Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester. He enjoyed gardening, playing golf and restoring antique tractors.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Beattie, Rochester; son, Jeff and wife Julie Beattie, Rochester; daughter, Kathleen Beattie, South Bend; grandchildren, Andrea Rogers, Rochester, Donna Sousa, Ellington, Conn.; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Asenath Brenton and Betty Wright.

Visitation will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, where a masonic service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Public Library. Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.


 

James B. ‘Jim’ Dove

Sept. 13, 1934–July 3, 2006

James B. “Jim” DOVE, 71, of 3901 Macorkle Ave., Charlestown, formerly of Warsaw, died at 9:24 p.m. Monday at Clark Memorial Hospital, Jeffersonville.

Born in Beckley, W.Va., to John and Mossie Allen Dove, he married Hedy Kent on Nov. 11, 1958, in Charlestown. She passed away on Dec. 13, 2000. He worked at Dalton Foundry, Warsaw, for 17 years and for the last 10 years, he was head school custodian for a school in Charlestown. He had been in the U.S. Army and later joined the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Charlestown.

Survivors include one daughter, Dawn Dove, Leesburg; one son, Randy Allen Dove, Houston, Texas; one grandson, Benjamin and wife Lea Gates, Jeffersonville; two brothers, Wallace and wife Sue Dove, Rochester, Robert and wife Elke White, San Francisco, Calif. He was preceded in death by two sons, James Anthony Dove on March 18,1998, and Michael Ray Dove on March 18, 2005.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with Pastor Chad Burkhart officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, with graveside military rites conducted by the American Legion Post No. 49 of Warsaw. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.


 

Clarabel K. Flory

Clarabel K. FLORY, 90, of 3247 17B Road, Tippecanoe, died Wednesday at home.

Survivors include her children, Anita Crawford, Warsaw, Audrey Griffis, Burket, Rose Walters, Bourbon, Lewis Flory, Rochester, Doug Flory, Jerry Flory, Doyle Flory, Lorraine Devros, Duane Flory, all of Tippecanoe.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Summit Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, Bourbon.


 

Airebell Showley

July 13, 1925–July 4, 2006

Airebell SHOWLEY, 80, of 3413 S. Wallick Road, Peru, and Fort Pierce, Fla., passed away at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born on July 13, 1925, in Cass County, the daughter of Luther D. Sheetz and Ethel (Conrad) Sheetz Working. On March 16, 1946, in Fulton, she married Richard D. Showley. He preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 1998.

Mrs. Showley had retired from Hart, Schaffner and Marx in Rochester, and had been a respected leader in the Quixtar Organization. She attended Bible Baptist Church, Peru, and had attended Hillcrest Baptist Church, Logansport. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and being with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters, Cindy and husband Tim Kline, Peru, Sonya and husband Marvin Jones, Indianapolis; grandchildren, Amber and husband Jesse Bieber, Peru, Arielle Kline, Hawaii, Avin and wife Lindsy Kline, Kokomo, Angie and husband Jeff Cannon, Bloomington; great-grandchildren, Emma Cannon, Bloomington, Abby Cannon, Bloomington; step-grandchildren, Aaron Jones, Indianapolis, Peter Jones, Indianapolis; brothers, Deyoe and wife Elizabeth Sheetz, Flora, Leo and wife Lu Sheetz, Traverse City, Mich.; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Fulton Baptist Temple, Fulton, with Pastor Mike Stow and Rev. Tom Lee officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bible Baptist Church or to Miami County Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@ rtcol.com.


 

1st. SGT. McLOCHLIN DIES IN AFGHANISTAN COMBAT  Standout athlete enlisted after 1979 RHS graduation; served as Ranger, then in Guard

BY CHRISTINA M. SEILER News Editor, The Sentinel Rochester native, Plymouth policeman and Indiana National Guard 1st Sgt. Jeff McLOCHLIN was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan.

A 1979 graduate of Rochester High School, he is the son of Rochester’s Rich and Cindy McLochlin. His father was Fulton County sheriff from 1982 through 1989 and assessor from 1990 through 1994.

1st. Sgt McLochlin leaves three children, Darby, 16; Connor, 8; and Kennedy, 5, and his wife, Nicholle.

McLochlin left Sept. 18, 2005, for a 365-day deployment in Afghanistan. He was a senior noncommissioned officer of his Winchester-based mechanized infantry unit.

He had been home nine months from his previous deployment. That was January 2004 through November 2004, as part of a NATO peacekeeping mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Mrs. McLochlin knows only this: While on patrol, McLochlin’s group received small arms fire from an anti-government element of unknown size, she said.

During the engagement he was wounded, and he died while being evacuated. She said her husband was close to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

He was embedded with the Afghan National Army as a trainer.

In the Indiana National Guard, McLochlin was assigned to the 83rd Infantry Division, but when he left in September, “he shipped out of Colorado with people from all over the country,” Mrs. McLochlin said.

Recently, he was stationed at Forward Operating Base Tillman, at Lwara, Afghani-stan. Mrs. McLochlin said she had trouble keeping track of his whereabouts the past couple of months.

McLochlin was a standout Zebra athlete, lettering in football, basketball and track.

He joined the Army and served four years active duty with the 2nd Ranger Battalion. He married the former Tish Sriver, daughter of Gary and Tammy Sriver, Akron, and Darby was born.

He joined the Indiana National Guard in 1991.

He eventually became a police officer, following in the footsteps of his father, a former Fulton County sheriff.

Jeff McLochlin was a Rochester City Police patrolman from March 29, 1993, to March 13, 1999. He married Nicholle in 1996.

McLochlin worked for the Rochester Police Department as a patrol officer from March 29, 1993, to March 13, 1999.

“He was a good, strong kid,” Rochester Police Chief Greg Halfast said this morning. “He was always dedicated and always doing his job.”

“You don’t realize how close it can get. This brings it home for sure,” Halfast said.

McLochlin moved to the Plymouth Police Department, where he was a patrolman, in 1999.

Plymouth Police Chief Jim Cox said the department was notified of McLochlin’s death early Wednesday evening in a call from McLochlin’s family. 

“We were looking forward to his return in September,” Cox said. 

Plymouth police officers “will be wearing a black band over their badge in honor of McLochlin,” Cox wrote in a press release. 

Plymouth Mayor Greg Cook had ordered flags on city buildings to be flown at half-staff in McLochlin’s honor.

His brother, John, a member of the RHS Class of 1981, could not attend a class reunion this weekend because of his own military commitments. John McLochlin joined the U.S. Army after high school and recently was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, flying Blackhawk helicopters.

Friday, July 7, 2006


 

Earl W. Divine

May 18, 1920–July 6, 2006

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Earl W. DIVINE, 86, Rochester, completed his life’s race and went to be with his Savior at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at Hospice House, Roseland.

Earl was born on May 18, 1920, in Teegarden, to Willis C. and Pearl (Johnson) Divine. He graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1940. Divine served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II as a topographic draftsman for the 26th Bombardment Squadron in the South Pacific. Earl married Helen Maxine (Morgan) on July 20, 1946, at First Baptist Church of Mishawaka. Together, they lovingly reared their four children. He retired from White Farm Equipment in 1979 after 33 years of service.

Earl enjoyed singing in several gospel quartets along with two of his sons. He also enjoyed farming, raising cattle, watching Fox News, and listening to his family sing and play musical instruments. Throughout his life, he was a Sunday School teacher, trustee, deacon, song leader and preached. Earl attended Moody Bible Institute and was a member of First Baptist Church of Mentone.

Surviving are his wife, Helen; three sons, Stephen Divine of Huntington Beach, Calif., Mark Divine of Rochester, Joel (Tammy) Divine of Argos; a daughter: Beth (Michael) Gastineau of Indianapolis. Five grandchildren survive: Darlene Divine, a senior at Taylor University Fort Wayne; Laura Divine, a junior at San Francisco State; Sarah Divine, a sophomore at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis; Ruth Divine, a junior at Rochester High School; and James Divine, a freshman at New Hampshire’s Exeter High School. Also surviving are three sisters, Jeanette (Chuck) Stegman of Clearwater, Fla., Alice Klopfenstein of Atmore, Ala., Evelyn (Clifford) Packard of Niles, Mich.; and two brothers, Gail (Maxine) Divine of Mishawaka, Paul (Wilma) Divine of Mishawaka; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Lillian Kaiser and Glenda Thompson; two brothers, Frank Divine and Wayne Divine; two sisters-in-law, Esther Divine and Agnes Divine; two brothers-in-law, Walter Kaiser and Richard Thompson.

A celebration of Earl’s life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Michael Wilhite officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today or one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Mentone and the Hospice House of Roseland. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Electronic condolences may be made to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Donald C. Lewis

Dec. 17, 1930–July 6, 2006

Donald C. LEWIS, 75, formerly of Stroudsburg and Brodheadsville, Pa., died at 11:25 a.m. Thursday at his Kewanna home.

Born in Morristown, N.J., to Leonard and Elizabeth McElroy Lewis, he graduated from Morristown High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He married Sally Smith Howell on June 19, 1994, in Saylorsburg, Pa., and she survives.

A retired laborer from Kramers Cashway in E. Stroudsburg, Pa., he liked to garden and was a collector of John Deere artifacts. Earlier in life, he was an avid canoeist.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, John and wife Marie Lewis, Virginia, Scott and wife Denise Lewis, Pennsylvania, and Kevin Howell, Maryland; two daughters, Laurie Leap and husband Earl, Virginia, and Sherry Porterfield, Kewanna; one brother, Leonard and wife Jean Lewis, Florida; and nine grandchildren, Steven, Mark, Alisha, Kayla, Courtney, Shannon, Tiffany, Chase and Samuel. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Evelyn Parsons; and his first wife, Dawn Lewis.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Clark Funeral Home, Stroudsburg, Pa., with the Rev. John Harding officiating. Burial will be at Stroudsburg Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Pa., with a graveside military service. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, handled local arrangements.


 

Sgt. Major Jeffery A. McLochlin

Sgt. Major Jeffery A. McLOCHLIN, 45, of 1470 S. Meridian Road, Rochester, died at 12:20 a.m. EST Wednesday at Orgun E., Afghanistan. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Saturday, July 8, 2006


 

Charles “Bob” Robert Kramer

Charles “Bob” Robert KRAMER 71, 3826 Strawberry Lane, Rochester, died Friday at 3:15 p.m. at his residence following a battle with cancer.

He was born on Nov. 6, 1934 in Rochester to Loren and Agnes Miller Kramer.  He was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  On Feb 5, 1964, he married June Carrothers Sumpter in Rochester.

He was a Rochester fireman for 24 years, serving as chief for 8 years.  He was also an independent contractor in the Fulton County area.  He served in the US Naval Reserves during the Korean War.  He was a member of the Whippoorwill Community Church and the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association.  He was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed trapping and hunting.  He cherished the time spent with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, June Kramer, three sons, Rick A. Kramer, Amston, Ohio, Frederick J. Sumpter, Rochester, Brent D. Kramer, Rochester; one daughter-in-law, Karen Sumpter, Rochester; six grandchildren, Dexter W. Sumpter, Wennsboro, Tex.; Tina Marie Conley, Peru; Seth Douglas Kramer, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Arica Sumpter, Fishers; Brianna R. Kramer, Amston, Ohio; Joshua Charles Kramer, Amston, Ohio; five great-grandchildren, Hallie Rae,Tanner and Tye of Williamsboro, Tex.; Chase and Jade. Peru two sisters, Betty Hutchinson, Tippecanoe; Vera Harper and husband George, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Mildred Kramer and Merle and Agnes Craig; one son, Judson “Jud” Sumpter on Sept 27, 2002; a great granddaughter, Samantha Marie Conley, Sept. 28, 1996; 1 sister and 4 brothers.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200

W. 18th St., Rochester with Pastor Brian Sewell officiating.  Burial will be at Athens Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Whippoorwill Community Church or to Fulton County Hospice. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family via goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Warren Pearson

Warren PEARSON, 76, Rochester, died at 12:26 p.m. Friday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18Th St., Rochester.


 

Ronald E. Kyle

Ronald E. KYLE, 70, 300 E. 4th St., Rochester, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Friday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.  Arrangements are pending with Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Monday, July 10, 2006


 

Ronald E. Kyle

Ronald E. KYLE, 70, of 300 E. Fourth St., Rochester, died Friday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

Survivors include is wife, Gretchen L. Kyle, Rochester; sons, Stephan Kyle, San Francisco, Calif., Scott Kyle, Port Huron, Mich.; brothers, Jerry Kyle, Mishawaka, Larry Kyle, Crown Point, Ralph Kyle, Crumstown, Bob Kyle and Bill Kyle, both of Mishawaka; and sisters, Beverly Young and Kathy Moore, both of Mishawaka.

A memorial service will be at a later date.


 

Julius Moldavan

Julius MOLDAVAN, 92, of 910 Jackson Blvd., Rochester, died at 2:25 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Warren R. Pearson Sr.

Warren R. PEARSON Sr., 76, Rochester, died Friday at his residence.

Survivors include his wife, Sherian Pearson, Rochester; four daughters, Barbara Ann Cross, Rochester, Jackie Keefer, Kunkle, Ohio, Alice Hollestein, Alvordton, Ohio, and Pam Adams, Georgia; five sons, Warren Pearson Jr., Houston, Texas, Danny Pearson, Camden, Mich., Craig Bowers, Bryan, Ohio, Neal Bowers, Swazee, and Gary Bowers, Fulton; one brother, Harold Pearson, Newcastle.

His memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with visitation from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.


 

Donna J. Shine

Donna J. SHINE, 44, of 827 W. 13th St., Rochester, died at 12:30 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Tuesday, June 11, 2006


 

Dorothy Crabill

Dorothy CRABILL, 85, Rochester, died at 4:40 p.m. Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Julius Moldavan

Julius MOLDAVAN, 92, of 910 Jackson Blvd., Rochester, died Sunday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

His graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Warren R. Pearson Sr.

April 4, 1930–July 7, 2006

Warren R. PEARSON Sr., 76, Rochester, died at 12:26 p.m. Friday at his residence.

Born in Washington Court House, Ohio, he was the son of Warren and Myrtle Brill Pearson. Warren was a proud graduate of Washington Court House High School. Prior to his move to Indiana, he served the Williams County, Ohio, area as a deputy sheriff for seven years.

On Nov. 19, 1971, he married Sherian Bingman in Stryker, Ohio. He lived in Rochester since 1974 when he moved from Stryker. Following his move to Rochester, he served on the Fulton County Sheriff’s Reserves. He was an independent sales representative for agricultural manufacturing.

Warren was worshipful master for the Masonic Lodge No. 79 and served two tenures as past patron for the Order of Eastern Star No. 70. Warren was also an honorary member of Bunker Hill Masonic Lodge No. 683. He attended Grace United Methodist Church.

Warren expressed himself through music. He found great joy in jammin’ with his buddies while playing the steel guitar. Country music was his forte. His passion for music was evident as he was a member of notable local groups: The Country Showmen and Flint River. Most recently he played with the Blue Grass Buddies and could be heard in concert at the Fulton County Public Library and lodges and clubs around northern Indiana. Warren owned and operated Picker’s Place, where he sold an assortment of instruments and related musical equipment.

Survivors include his wife, Sherian Pearson, Rochester; four daughters, Barbara Ann Cross, Rochester, Jackie Keefer (Rodney), Kunkle, Ohio, Alice Hollestein (Robert), Alvordton, Ohio, Pam Adams (Leo), Georgia; five sons, Warren Pearson Jr. (Laura), Houston, Texas, Danny Pearson (Pat), Camden, Mich., Craig Bowers (Vicki), Bryan, Ohio, Neal Bowers and friend Lee Springer, Swayzee, and Gary Bowers, Fulton; one brother, Harold Pearson (Betty), Newcastle. Numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren also survive. His loyal canine companion, Abby, an endearing and devoted black Lab, also survives him. He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter and a grandson.

His memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. A gathering for friends and family will be from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday with Eastern Star and Masonic services starting at 3:30 p.m.


 

Donna J. Shine

Aug. 8, 1961–July 10, 2006 Donna J. SHINE, 44, of 827 W. 13th St., Rochester, passed away at 12:30

a.m. Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester. She was born on Aug. 8, 1961, in Peru, the daughter of Robert Eugene Shine Sr. and Charlotte (Rose) Shine Bechdolt. Miss Shine had been a child care provider. She enjoyed collecting Elvis, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and pig memorabilia.

Survivors include her sisters, Lotte Toney, Logansport, Nancy Claassen, New Port Richey, Fla., Melissa and husband Rick Belpedio, Macy, Kristi and husband Jason Gochenour, New Port Richey, Fla., Aimee and husband Paul Morris, Hartford City; brothers, Butch Shine, New Port Richey, Fla., Jimmie Shine, Talma; nephews, Benjamin Toney, Logansport, Tyler Claassen, New Port Richey, Fla., Blake Belpedio, Macy, Mason Gochenour, New Port Richey, Fla.; nieces, Leila Claassen, New Port Richey, Fla., Amanda Ousley, Macy, Ashley Ousley, Macy, Miranda Morris, Hartford City; stepfather, Ronald and wife Connie Bechdolt, New Port Richey, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

A celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Donna J. Shine Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to zimmerman bros@rtcol.com.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


 

Dorothy Crabill

Jan. 11, 1921–July 10, 2006 Dorothy CRABILL, 85, of 1939 S. Town Lake Road, Akron, died at 4:40

p.m. Monday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

A lifetime Fulton County resident, she was born in Fulton to the late Guy and Lily Johnson Hunter. On Dec. 30, 1936, in Peru, she married Ermal L. Crabill, who preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1994. She was a seamstress at Hart Schaffner & Marx and an employee of Topps Manufacturing, both of Rochester. She had attended the Burton Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Kistler; one son, Ermal Crabill Jr., Akron; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Zartman, Lapaz, and Peggy Ehlinger, Rochester; and three brothers, Harry Hunter and wife Emily, Arlington, Va., Russell Dean Hunter and wife Nancy, Jenson Beach, Fla., and Larry Lee Hunter and wife Ruth Ann, Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a daughter, Lorene Grim in 2001; a sister, Lucile Linden; and five brothers, Jack, Bill, Bob, Emerson and Kelly Hunter.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Larry Dodge officiating. Burial will be at Moon Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at goodfamily@ rtcol.com.

Thursday, July 13, 2006


 

Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Allen McLochlin

Feb. 13, 1961–July 5, 2006

Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Allen McLOCHLIN, 45, of 1470 S. Meridian Road, Rochester, died at 12:20 a.m. EDT July 5 at Orgun E, Afghanistan, of wounds received in small arms fire on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

He was born in Rochester, the son of Richard and Lucinda “Cindy” Kindig McLochlin, who survive in Rochester. He lived his entire life in the Rochester community, with the exception of when he served his country.

On Dec. 24, 1996, in Rochester, he married Nicholle Ann (Kamp) McLochlin and she survives at home.

He is also survived by one daughter, Kennedy Ann-Marie McLochlin, and two sons, Darby Allen McLochlin and Conner Richard McLochlin, all of Rochester; two sisters, Andrea Marrs, Culver, and Shannon Marrs and husband Tom, Rochester; one brother, Chief Warrant Officer No. 4 John Robert McLochlin and wife Hilda, Manhattan, Kansas; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Noel and Judy Kamp, Rochester; paternal grandmother, Marie McLochlin, Rochester; and his buddies, Dave Granger, Alexandria, and Joe Deisch, Plymouth.

His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Rochester Community High School gymnasium, with Father Joseph Jacob and the Rev. Larry Pyeatt officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Friday, July 14, 2006


 

Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Allen McLochlin

A gathering of the friends and family of Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Allen McLOCHLIN will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West. A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rochester High School. Friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at RHS.

An endowment fund through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation has been established to honor his memory. Envelopes are available at the funeral home or foundation. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be conveyed to the family at goodfamily@ rtcol.com.


 

G. Devon Tucker

G. Devon TUCKER, 90, of 12515 W. 700 South, Mentone, died at 5:40 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Hugh L. Umbaugh

Hugh L. UMBAUGH, 85, of 8476 E. 18th Road, Argos, died Thursday at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Julia; two daughters, Susie Chamberlin, Plymouth, and Marcia Dowell, Elkhart; one son, Jan Umbaugh, West Palm Beach, Fla.

His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Argos United Methodist Church, with visitation from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church on Saturday. Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, Bourbon, is handling arrangements.

Saturday, July 15, 2006


 

G. Devon Tucker

G. Devon TUCKER, 90, of 12515 W. 700 South, Mentone, died Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. Survivors include one son, Larry Tucker, Warsaw; and one sister, Geraldine Warner, Winona Lake.

His funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Monday, July 17, 2006


 

Howard A. Burns

Howard A. BURNS, 79, of 391 W. 375 South, Rochester, died Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


 

Frank R. Miller

Jan. 15, 1924–July 15, 2006

Frank R. MILLER, 82, of 12901 S. 750 West, Akron, died Saturday at his residence.

Born in Miami County to Aud and Maude Runkle Miller, he graduated from Gilead High School in 1942. On June 19, 1949, in Gilead, he married Louise M. Spence. She died Aug. 19, 1970. He was a farmer and retired from Zimmer, Warsaw. He attended the former Niconza Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Marian Miller, Jenny and husband Larry Martinez, McAllen, Texas, and Debra and husband Joseph Garofalo, Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Frank and wife Linda Miller, Laketon, and Guy “Fred” and wife Sharon Miller, Akron; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three sisters, Mable Robertson, Helen Myers and Hazel Lane; and three brothers, Russell, Claude and Wayne Miller.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Andy Gathany officiating. Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home, Valparaiso.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


 

Howard A. Burns

Feb. 22, 1927–July 16, 2006 Howard A. BURNS, 79, of 391 W. 375 South, Rochester, passed away at

8:17 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

He was born on Feb. 22, 1927, in Macy, the son of Vernon and Vernie (Zartman) Burns. He was an U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, who served in the South Pacific. On Sept. 18, 1949, in Rochester, he married Evelyn Edington and she survives.

Mr. Burns retired from the Erie & Lackawanna Railroad as section foreman after 42 years of service. He was a member of the Solid Rock Church, American Legion, NRA, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the BMWE Union. He enjoyed going to auctions and collecting various antique items.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Burns, Rochester; daughters, Dianna and husband Earl Roe, Rochester, Darlene Houser, Demotte, Patty and husband Joe Brady, Rochester; son, Joe and wife Cindy Burns, Crown Point; grandchildren, Todd and wife Rachel Rhymer, Kewanna, Scott Roe, Rochester, Brandy Burns, Lowell, Tara Burns, Crown Point, Elizabeth and husband Matt Ventura, Middletown, R.I., Matt Houser, Demotte, Danny Houser, Demotte, Adam Cheek, Andrea Cheek, Abby Cheek, Cassidy Brady, all of Rochester; great-grandchildren, Jessamyn, Samuel, Linda, Nicholas, Gavin, Adyson and Brian; sisters, Betty Hammond, Belva and husband Dick Burkett, all of Indianapolis, Joan and husband Wayne Penny, Fort Wayne, Lova and husband Richard “Red” O’Dell, Rochester; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold “Beanie” Burns and Doyne Burns; and son-in-law, Ben Houser.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Mark Kline officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Online condolences to the family may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.


 

Ronald E. Kyle

A memorial service for Ronald E. KYLE, 70, Rochester, who died July 7, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Osceola. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.


 

Donald M. Zartman

Donald M. ZARTMAN, 89, of 300 E. 14th St., Apt. 16 H, died at 2:45 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


 

Mark Jay Clemans

A memorial service for Mark Jay CLEMANS, Kissimmee, Fla., and formerly of Akron, who died May 21, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 242 Pleasant Hill Road, Akron.


 

Donald Meyer Zartman

Oct. 21, 1916–July 18, 2006

Donald Meyer ZARTMAN, 89, formerly of 300 E. Fourth St., Rochester, died at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Born in Fulton to Vern E. and Louise E. Meyer Zartman, he lived his entire life in the Fulton County community. He married Dortha Clark on May 3, 1942, in Paris, Tenn. She preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 1984. He married Margaret Holloway on Oct. 30, 1993, in Rochester. She preceded him in death on March 26, 1996.

He retired from the Indiana sheet metal industry and had also been the Fulton Postmaster. A World War II Army veteran, he helped build the Burma Road in China.

Survivors include one stepdaughter, Dr. Carla Brumbaugh M.D. and husband Steve, Auburn; one stepson, Kenneth Spangle and wife Joan, Claypool; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and one brother, Russell E. Zartman, Springfield, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, wives and a son, Robert E. “Gene” Zartman in 1962.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral

Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with Pastor Jill Walley officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday. A Masonic service begins at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1343. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to goodfamily@rtcol.com. Thursday, July 20, 2006


 

Kenneth D. Boyd

Kenneth D. BOYD, 62, 7486 N. 250 West, Rochester, died of natural causes at 3:50 a.m. today shortly after arrival to Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Amanda Scarborough

Amanda SCARBOROUGH, 26, Michigan City, died Wednes-day in Porter County as a result of a traffic accident. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Friday, July 21, 2006


 

Kenneth D. Boyd

Nov. 10, 1943-July 20, 2006

Kenneth D. BOYD, 62, of 7486 N. 250 West, Rochester, died of natural causes at 3:50 a.m. Thursday shortly after arrival at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Born in Plymouth, the son of the late Orin K. and Betty Altheide Boyd, he lived most of his life in the Rochester community. On Nov. 22, 1979, in Rochester, he married Barbara Mevis and she survives.

Kenny was a proud 1963 graduate of Richland Center High School. He was self-employed in carpentry and owned Boyd's Construction Company. He could be found in his woodworking shop creating fine furniture for family and friends or problem solving for others' woodworking concerns. Sprinkled about his shop was a fine collection of antique hand tools.

Kenny's passion for John Deere led him to collect many fine antique tractors including the M, 60, 50, 720, A, MT, and a 440. He was always tinkering with their engines and restoring these vintage machines to mint condition.

It was a nightly family tradition that he, Barb, Girl and some of the grandchildren would ride their Gator, touring the premises around Richland Township. The event was followed by a delightful bowl of ice cream. Kenny would always see that Girl got her bowl of ice cream too! After dipping it, he microwaved it for just seconds to soften it and take off the intense chill. Kenny attended the Kewanna United Methodist Church. He was known for helping others and being a good neighbor. His kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity - always helping family, friends and neighbors - will be remembered. He always put their concerns before his own.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Boyd, Rochester; children, Tony Boyd and companion Nuria Roca, Rob Boyd, Patricia Smith and husband Rick, Jennifer Parks and companion Fred Oden Jr., Terry Lett and wife Renee, Mike Lett and wife Pat, Tammy Conley and companion Andy Rude, all of Rochester; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Keith Boyd and wife Marcella, Rochester, and Karl Boyd and wife Peggy, Fort Wayne; nieces and nephews; and his faithful canine companion, Girl. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kent W. Boyd, in 1993.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Jill Walley officiating. Burial will be at Richland Center IOOF Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home. Electronic expressions of sympathy made be sent to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Dorothy B. Cox

Dorothy B. COX, 94, of 620 E. 16th St., Rochester, died of natural causes today at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Saturday, July 22, 2006


 

Dorothy B. Cox

Sept 21, 1911 - July 21, 2006

Dorothy B. COX, 94, of 620 East 16th St., Rochester, died of natural causes Friday at her residence.

Born in Fulton County, the daughter of the late Francis and Pearl Smith Krieg, she married Jess M. Cox on Aug. 8, 1931.  He died in 1974. She was a homemaker and enjoyed working outdoors, mushroom hunting and oil painting.

Survivors include one daughter, Mildred E. Nicodemus, Rochester; five grandchildren, Andrew Woods and wife Victoria, Minnesota, Michael Woods and wife Paula, Texas, Cheryl A. Carter, Rochester, Verionca Bryant, Mississippi, Mickey Graham and husband Stacy, Mississippi; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Donald; and two brothers, Gerald and Walter Kreig.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Brian Kratzer officiating.  Burial will be at Akron Cemetery, Akron.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Joan Catherine Huber

June 7, 1946 - July 20, 2006

Joan Catherine HUBER, age 60, Cary, Ill, died Thursday. She was born on June 7, 1946, in Rochester, the daughter of George and Reena (Fisher) Brown.

She is survived by her husband, John R. Huber; four children, Vickie (Mike) Mudra, Cary, Ill., Melinda (Donny) Carter, Silver Springs, Md., Carol (Scott) Larsen, Round Lake Beach, Ill., and Deb (Marty) Schwartz, Cary, Ill.; six grandchildren, Jeff Mudra, Jessica Mudra, Haley Carter, Brittany Carter, Samantha Larsen and Alyssa Larsen; aod one brother, Ronald (Jean) Brown.

She was employed by McNet.Com, in Cary.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Kale-Moore Funeral Home, 403 Slver Lake Road, Cary, Ill.  Her funeral will be Tuesday at the funeral home.  A graveside service will be at noon Wesnesday at Richland Center Cemetery, Richland Center, Ind.


 

Jane M. Miller

Jane M. MILLER, 90, 7807 Ridgeline North, Austin, Texas, died at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Retirement & Nursing Center of Austin.  Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Amanda Harriet Scarborough

Amanda Harriet SCARBOROUGH, 26, Harmony Village, Apt. 1C, Michigan City, died Wednesday due to an automobile accident on US 6 at the LaPorte/Porter County line.

Survivors include her mother, Emily S. Scarborough, Culver; her father, Howard Scarborough, Westville; one sister, Penny Travis, Union Mills; four brothers, Scott Scarborough, Union Mills, Jerry Rainey, Culver, Jim Scarborough, Kingsford Heights, and Del Scarborough, Culver.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.  Visitation will be from 2 [.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.

Monday, July 24, 2006


 

Joan Catherine Huber

June 7, 1946-July 20, 2006

Joan Catherine HUBER, age 60, Cary, Ill., died Thursday. She was born on June 7, 1946, in Rochester, the daughter of George and Reena (Fisher) Brown.

She is survived by her husband, John R. Huber; four children, Vickie (Mike) Mudra, Cary, Ill., Melinda (Donny) Carter, Silver Springs, Md., Carol (Scott) Larsen, Round Lake Beach, Ill., and Deb (Marty) Schwarz, Cary, Ill.; six grandchildren, Jeff Mudra, Jessica Mudra, Haley Carter, Brittany Carter, Samantha 

Larsen and Alyssa Schwarz; and one brother, Ronald (Jean) Brown.

She was employed by McNet.Com. in Cary.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, 403 Silver Lake Road, Cary, Ill. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A graveside service will be at noon Wednesday at Richland Center Cemetery, Richland Center.


 

Rawland D. Kamp

Rawland D. KAMP, 75, of 305 N. Michigan St., Argos, died at 6:42 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Bobbie McClellan

Bobbie McCLELLAN, 72, of 2441 S. 600 West, Kewanna, died at 10:16

p.m. Saturday at St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Jane Meredith Miller

Jane Meredith MILLER, 90, of 7807 Ridgeline North, Austin, Texas, formerly of Argos, died July 17 at Retirement & Nursing Center of Austin.

Survivors include a daughter, Sally Hanners, Austin, Texas, and sister, Lucille Wamacut, Plymouth.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 1 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is handling arrangements.


 

Phyliss Reeves

Phyliss REEVES, 78, died at 9:30 a.m. today at her Peru residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Donald J. Rhoades

Donald J. RHOADES, 72, Columbia City, died Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Rhoades, Columbia City; a son, Todd Rhoades, Columbia City; a daughter, Pam Kethcoat, Columbia City; and a sister, the Rev. Karen Rhoades Welling, Leiters Ford.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 207 N. Main St., Columbia City. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


 

Rawland 'Jock' D. Kamp

Sept. 14, 1930-July 23, 2006 Rawland "Jock" D. KAMP, 75, of 305 N. Michigan St., Argos, died at 6:42

p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, following a sudden illness.

Born in Akron, the son of Guy and Edith (Perry) Kamp, he lived in Argos since 1976, when he moved from Rochester. On May 14, 1978, he married Donna (Ryan) Kamp in Argos. In March 1993, he retired from Camcar-Textron, Rochester, where he worked as a machine operator for 38 years.

A Korean War veteran, he served his country in the U.S. Army from Sept. 12, 1951, to June 11, 1953.

Rawland enjoyed fishing and was an avid NASCAR fan. His favorite driver was Jeff Gordon.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Kamp, Argos; two sons, Randy (Ann) Kamp, Goshen, and Dennis Kamp, Rochester; one daughter, Elaine (Garry) Shidler, Rochester; one stepson, David Everdon, Rockford, Ill.; three stepdaughters, Kathryn (Phil) Bickle, West Lafayette, Karen Everdon, Grovertown, Gail Quesinberry, Edwardsburg, Mich.; nine grandchildren, Adam and Brent Shidler, Rochester, Emily Kamp, Rochester, Joshua and Kyle Kamp, West Lafayette, Stacy Cox, Logansport, Hayley Bickle, West Lafayette, Matthew and Mitchel Quesinberry, Edwardsburg, Mich.; one sister, Doris "Todd" Guthrie, Laketon; and one sister-in-law, Joan Kamp, Oxford, Ala. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gerald and Donald Kamp; one sister, Donas Armey; and one son, Max Dale Kamp.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, with the Rev. Robert Vale officiating. Burial will be at New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth, where American Legion Post No. 68 will conduct military grave rites. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8

p.m. today and from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate for Memorial & Tributes Program, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, IL 60678-3968.


 

Bobbie McClellan

Bobbie McCLELLAN, 72, of 2441 S. 600 West, Kewanna, died Saturday at St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart.

Survivors include two sisters, Leona Cannon, Star City, and Marilyn Stamper, Winamac; two brothers, Harold "Bert" McClellan, Monticello, and Roy McClellan, Rochester.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Moon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Phyllis Darlene Reeves

Phyllis Darlene REEVES, 78, Macy, died Monday at her residence. Survivors include her mother, Imogene Pasko, Fort Wayne; three daughters, Carol 

Thomas, Cheryl Monteith, both of Huntington, and Lisa Brown, Macy; six sons, James Atteberry, Columbia City, Kenny Atteberry, South Whitley, Rick Atteberry, Hattiesburg, Miss., Jeffrey Brown, Rochester, Roy Allen Brown, Macy; and Michael Brown, Hattiesburg, Miss.; one sister, Janice Gunder, Fort Wayne; and one brother, Jack Gahan, Fort Wayne.

Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


 

James P. Brown

Feb. 26, 1931-July 24, 2006

James P. BROWN, 75, of 11260 Guise Park Road, Kewanna, formerly of Logansport, died at 10:55 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born in Wallace to Charles and Alta Philpott Brown, he retired in 1988 after driving trucks for Teamsters Union Local No. 543 for 35 years. He married Arlene Reeser on Aug. 14, 1992 in Logansport. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a life member and past commander of Kewanna VFW Post No. 1121, a life member and past commander of Logansport American Legion Post No. 60, and a member of Voiture No. 729 40 & 8, National Boxcar Association, Rochester Elks Lodge No. 2120 and Moose Lodge No. 1107, Wallace Masonic Lodge No. 495,

Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne, and Logansport Shrine Club.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene Brown, Kewanna; two daughters, Sue Brown, Florida, and Janie Piercy, North Carolina; one son, Phil Brown, Ohio; three stepdaughters, Luann Shaver and husband Ron, Texas, Sherry VanDyke and husband Rick, and Cathy Halter and husband Rob, all of Indianapolis; one brother, Vern Brown, Phoenix, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Four sisters preceded him in death.

His funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with Robert Halter officiating. Full military rites will be conducted. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the service. Masonic services and a shriners processional will follow the funeral service. Memorials may be made to the Shriners' Hospital for Children.


 

Robert F. 'Bob' Cuthbert

Nov. 22, 1935-July 25, 2006

Robert F. "Bob" CUTHBERT, 70, Nyona Lake, Macy, died at 3:44 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, to Robert and Lora Bowser Price Cuthbert, he graduated from Galveston High School in 1955. On Oct. 10, 1980, in Howard County, he married Debra Ann Woodring Cuthbert and she survives. He retired from Delco Electronics in 1998 with 34 years of service and as a group leader. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Arnold and Criss Wier, both of Kokomo; two sons, Clayton Cuthbert, Applespring, Texas, and Jeremy Cuthbert, Rochester; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three stepsons and two stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William Cuthbert.

His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel.


 

Stanley Shewman

Stanley SHEWMAN, 69, of 108 E. Water St., Akron, died at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday at Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Thursday, July 27, 2006


 

Robert F. 'Bob' Cuthbert

Nov. 22, 1935-July 25, 2006

Robert F. "Bob" CUTHBERT, 70, Nyona Lake, Macy, died at 3:44 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, to Robert and Lora Bowser Price Cuthbert, he graduated from Galveston High School in 1955. On Oct. 10, 1980, in Howard County, he married Debra Ann Woodring Cuthbert and she survives. A member of UAW Local 292, he retired from Delco Electronics as a group leader in 1998 with 34 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, racing and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Arnold and Criss Wier, both of Kokomo; two sons, Clayton Cuthbert, Applespring, Texas, and Jeremy Cuthbert, Rochester; three stepsons, David Carrell, Rochester, Brian Carrell, Fulton, and Ross Carrell, Maryland; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three stepsons and two stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William Cuthbert.

His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo, with Pastor Len Martin officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel.


 

Stanley L. Shewman

Feb. 11, 1937-July 25, 2006

Stanley L. SHEWMAN, 69, of 108 E. Water St., Akron, died at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday at Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. He was in failing health for one month.

Born in Peru to Ralph E. and Edna Mae Butterbaugh Shewman, he was a 1956 graduate of Akron High School. On Nov. 23, 1958, he married Carol Ann Dickey in Akron. She survives. A member of Akron Church of the Brethren, he spent 44 years in the grocery business.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Ann Shewman, Akron; his mother, Edna Mae Shewman, Akron; and three brothers, Con and wife Sherri Shewman, Harold and wife Janice Shewman, all of Akron, and Royce and wife Sally Shewman, Muncie. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph E. Shewman, on Jan. 11, 2000.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Akron Church of God, 301 West St., Akron, with Pastor Steve Fleck and Pastor David Hendry officiating. Burial will be at Nichols Cemetery, Akron. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of the Brethren or the charity of the donor's choice.

Friday, July 28, 2006 to Saturday, July 29. 2006

None

Monday, July 31, 2006


 

Max W. Geier

Max W. GEIER, 91, Lucerne, died at 4:30 a.m. today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center.


 

Jane Meredith Miller

Funeral services for Jane Meredith MILLER, 90, formerly of Argos, who died July 17 at the Retirement & Nursing Center of Austin, Texas, will be at 11 a.m.

Tuesday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until

the service at the cemetery. Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is handling

arrangements. Tuesday, August 1, 2006


 

Evelyn Hatch Bartlett

Evelyn Hatch BARTLETT, 99, formerly of Rochester, died at 2:10 p.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Walkerton. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Max W. Geier

Sept. 30, 1914-July 31, 2006

Max W. GEIER, 91, Lucerne, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday at his residence.

Born in Grass Creek, he was the son of Oliver and Maude Nickles Geier. On Dec. 7, 1939, he married Mary K. Joice in Logansport. She survives. A retired farmer, he also worked for the Cass County Highway Department. He enjoyed his grandchildren, liked to read and enjoyed horses.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Max E. and wife Mary E. Geier, Kewanna; one daughter, Barbara and husband Frank Finney, Walton; and one sister, Maxine St. Clair, Grass Creek; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters.

His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger, Royal Center chapel, with the Rev. Ron Vititoe officiating. Burial will be at Metea Baptist Cemetery, Metea. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9

a.m. Thursday until the service.

Wednesday, August 2, 2006


 

Evelyn Hatch Bartlett

May 21, 1907-July 31, 2006

Evelyn Hatch BARTLETT, 99, formerly of Lakeville, died at 2:10 p.m. Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Walkerton, where she resided since April 2005.

Born in Macy to the late Harry Glen and Rosa May Zartman Hatch, she married Ned Thane Bartlett on Sept. 18, 1937. He preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1991. She retired from the clerical department at Studebaker Corp. and had been employed in the social research department at the University of Michigan.

A graduate of Macy High School and Gary Business College, she was a member of Lakeville Christian Church, Lakeville Eastern Star No. 479 and St. Joseph County Farm Bureau. She was a charter member of American Business Women's Association and served as president of the St. Joseph County Women's Federation. A recipient of the Jane Award for community service, given by St. Joseph County Extension clubs, she was also awarded the Tribute of Women by the Republican Women's Club.

Survivors include her brother, Willis Hatch and wife Arlene, Lowell, Mich.; adopted family, special friend and caregiver, Debbie Jackson and husband Jeffrey, Amy Roose and Adam Roose, all of Lakeville; great-niece, Pam Frobish Lykens and husband Ron, Columbus, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Rosa Jean Eary; one brother, Doyne Hatch; and one sister-in-law, Anita Hatch.

Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor David Welsh officiating. Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 1

p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Macy Christian Church. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Ella E. Wallace

Ella E. WALLACE, 82, of 1218 Elm St., Rochester, died at 10:28 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Thursday, August 3, 2006


 

Jeffery Lloyd Allen

Jeffery Lloyd ALLEN, 50, Delong, died Wednesday at home. Survivors include one daughter, Angel Keppler, Elkader, Iowa; one son, Jason, Knox; his parents, the Rev. Floyd and Margaret Allen, Delong; two sisters, Julie Ketcham, LaPorte, and Barb Brown, Peru; and two brothers, Alan and Pat, both of Delong.

His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Eastern time Saturday at Gospel Lighthouse Church, Delong. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet chapel, and from 11 a.m. Saturday until the service at the churc


 

Raymond Day

Raymond DAY, 60, of 339 Ohio St., died at 12:43 a.m. today at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Jacob Ehlinger

Jacob EHLINGER, 2 months old, 2939 W. 500 North, died at 6:17 p.m. Wednesday in the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Ella E. Wallace

Aug. 18, 1923-Aug. 1, 2006

Ella E. WALLACE, 82, of 1218 Elm St., where she has lived since 1947, died at 10:28 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born in St. Joseph, Mich., the daughter of Ivin and Katherine Garland Barkman, she lived most of her life in Rochester after moving from Massachusetts, where she stayed during World War II.

A homemaker, she had been employed at Hart Schaffner & Marx Corp., Rochester, and Rochester Metal Products. She was a member of Union of Needle Trades Industrial and Textile Employees and Presser No.165, United Clothing Workers. She was a past president and treasurer of Harts Retiree Club. She enjoyed crocheting and just about everything she did. Paramount in her life was the time spent with her grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Upp and husband Dave, and Kathie Adams and husband Kevin, all of Rochester; one son, Charles Wallace and wife Anna, Frankfort; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one daughter-in-law, Connie Wallace, San Diego, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Clifton "Butch" Wallace, on Sept. 5, 2005; three sisters, Sevilla, Wava and Myrtie; and one brother, Elton.

Her funeral service will be at noon Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. through the hour of the service Saturday. Memorials may be made to the children's section of the Fulton County Public Library. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.

Friday. August 4, 2006


 

Pauline E. Easter

May 27, 1911-Aug. 4, 2006 Pauline E. EASTER, 95, of 1219 Lakeshore Drive, Rochester, passed away at

7:30 a.m. today at her residence.

She was born on May 27, 1911, in Fulton County, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Tipton) Darr. On Sept. 27, 1947, in Rochester, she married John A. Easter. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1992.

Mrs. Easter had been a homemaker and Stanley dealer for more than 37 years. She was a member of the Elks Lodge and First Christian Church, Punta Gorda, Fla.

Survivors include her daughters, Marquitta McLochlin, Rochester, and Marilyn and husband Paul Kiesling, Punta Gorda, Fla.; grandchildren, Connie Scharnhorst, Patrick McLochlin, both of Rochester, Pamela Dempsey, Dennis Grogg, both of Logansport; 11 great grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Hodge, Logansport. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Helen Fansler, Marjorie Bryant, Barbara Stewart; brothers, Howard Darr, Cleo Darr; and grandson, Tommy Joe Fansler.

Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Len Martin officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.


 

Jacob Eugene Ehlinger

Jacob Eugene EHLINGER, 2 months, 2939 W. 500 North, Rochester, died Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Survivors include his parents, Katy Batta and Marty Ehlinger, Rochester; one sister, Makayla Sue Batta; one brother, Dailan Joseph Ehlinger.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service .Clarence W. Mark May 30, 1917-Aug. 1, 2006

Clarence W. MARK, 89, of 750 Chestnut St., Greenville, Ohio, died at 4:35

a.m. Tuesday at the Brethren Home of Greenville.

Born in Medina County, Ohio, he was the son of the late Thomas K. and Regina V. (Gruissy) Mark. He attended Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, received his B.S. degree from Manchester College and his master's degree from Ball State. A retired fifth-grade teacher at North Miami Community Schools of Denver, he taught there 15 years. He had owned a tailoring and pressing shop in Indiana.

He was a member of the Greenville Church of the Brethren, Darke County Harmonica Band and Darke County Retired Teachers Association.

On Nov. 23, 1950, he married Lavon (Moyer) Mark, Greenville, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Terri and Jim Fryman, Greenville, and Glenda Jordan, Rochester; grandchildren, Darrell and wife Gina Fryman, Andrew Fryman, Justin Jordan and Jessica Jordan; one sister, Wava Braun, Seville, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Isabel Nee, Vera Ballard, Ivy Brown, Viola Nothstein; and one brother, Owen Mark.

His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Brethren Home Chapel of Greenville, with the Rev. Todd Reish officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service today at the chapel. Memorials may be made to Brethren Home Resident's Aid Fund or Hospice of Darke County. Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, is handling arrangements. Condolences for the family may be sent to ohzeb@keymemories.com.

Saturday, August 5, 2006


 

Delores Arnett

Delores ARNETT, 72, 409 Cypress Drive, Tquesta, Fla., died Friday at Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, Fla.

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Margaret P. Carr

Margaret P. CARR, 71, 213 Pierce St., Plymouth, died Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Survivors include two daughters, Roberta Wunder, Plymouth, and Robin Morcombe, Plymouth; two sons, Roy A. Carr, Bourbon, and Roland F. Carr, Jr., Bremen; and sister, Georgia Kean, Upland.

Services are Monday at 11 a.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.  Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and after 7 a.m. Monday.


 

Helen Marie Coplen

Helen Marie COPLEN, 94, 20531 Darden, Rd., South Bend, died Friday at 11;30 a.m. at Healthwin Specialized Care of South Bend.

Arrangements are pending with Earl Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Raymond Kline Day

Raymond Kline DAY, 60, of 339 Ohio St., Rochester, died Thursday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his wife, Terri Day, at home; his mother, Roseleen Day, Macy; two daughters, Naomi “Midge” Taulbee, Rochester, and Monique Day, South Bend; one son, Eric Day, Rochester one sister, Stanna Deeds, Macy; four brothers, Myron “Bud” Day, Chili, Rex Day, Dothan, Ala., Robin Day, Rochester, and David Day, Rochester.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.  Visitation will be Thursday from 9 a.m. Until the service.

Monday, August 7. 2006


 

Helen Marie Coplen

Helen Marie COPLEN, 94, 20531 Darden Road, South Bend, formerly of Argos, died Friday at Healthwin Specialized Care, South Bend.

Survivors include one daughter, Nila Gerhold, South Bend, and four sons, Duane Coplen, Niles, Mich., Jim Coplen, LaPorte, Tom Coplen, Blowing Rock, N.C., and David Coplen, St. Cloud, Fla.

Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday before the service.


 

Jack Allen Floyd

Oct. 3, 1951-Aug. 5, 2006

Jack Allen FLOYD, 54, of 6587 S. 600 West, Swayzee, formerly of Rochester, died of natural causes Saturday at his residence.

He was born in Rochester to Ernest and Olivia Ruede Floyd and worked as a self-employed truck driver. A U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam and Korea, he was a member of the American Legion Post No. 36 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343. He collected model semi rigs.

Survivors include his companion, Jo Lynn Pence, Swayzee; his mother, Olivia Floyd Kleine, Rochester; one daughter, Kyia May Sue Floyd, Indianapolis; two sons, Jack Floyd Jr., South Bend, and Shane Floyd, Indianapolis; four grandchildren; two sisters, Susan A. Crabb and husband David, Culver, and Gloria Cox and husband Nelson, Rochester; and one brother, Ernest Dale Floyd Jr. and wife Rosie, Greenville, Ala. He was preceded in death by his father.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Jim Wasmuth officiating. Burial will be at Athens Hoover Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Leroy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343, both of Rochester, will conduct military graveside rites. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at goodfamily@rtcol.com.


 

Fred A. Kindig

Feb. 4, 1938-Aug. 4, 2006

Fred A. KINDIG, 68, of 10404 W. 700 South, Mentone, died at 9 p.m. Friday at Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus, after a three-week illness.

Born in Fulton County, he was the son of Gerald and Emalene Rhoades Kindig. He graduated from Talma High School in 1956. On Aug. 31, 1956, in Rochester, he married Carol (Harvey) Kindig and she survives. For 41 years, since 1965, he had been the self-employed owner of Lehigh Maintenance, which subcontracted for REMC.

He was a member of the Mentone Masonic Lodge, a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, participated in taekwondo in Akron and served on the Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. School Board from 1975 to 1979.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Shanna Webb and husband Roger, Akron; three sons, Randall Kindig and wife Adele, Lebanon, Greg Kindig and wife Shelia, Akron, and Chris Kindig and wife Sharon, Warsaw; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Karen Whitehead and Don Craig, Mentone; and two brothers, Richard Kindig and wife Betty, Silver Lake, and Jerry Kindig and wife Rosa, Delaware. He was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Kindig.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Phil Pratt officiating. Burial will be at Athens Cemetery, Athens. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.


 

Marlene J. Royster

Marlene J. ROYSTER, 61, of 3142 N. 700 West, Rochester, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident at county roads 700 West and 300 North. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Hazel M. Savage

Hazel M. SAVAGE, 98, LaFontaine, formerly of Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Sunday at Rolling Meadows Health Care Center, LaFontaine. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Tuesday, August 8, 2007


 

Mary Jane Jones

Mary Jane JONES, 86, of 301 S. Buffalo St., Burket, died Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.

There are no immediate family survivors.

Her funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mentone Cemetery, Mentone. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Marlene J. Royster

Marlene J. ROYSTER, 61, of 3142 N. 700 West, Rochester, died Saturday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, due to injuries from an automobile accident at county roads 700 West and 300 North.

Survivors include two daughters, Deane Clemans and Willamina Kibbe, and two sons, Wilfred C. Gauthier and Daniel L. Royster, all of Rochester.

There will be no visitation and private family services will be held at a later date. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.


 

Hazel M. Savage

Dec. 29, 1907-Aug. 6, 2006

Hazel M. SAVAGE, 98, LaFontaine, and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 5 p.m. Sunday at Rolling Meadows Health Care Center in LaFontaine.

She was born on Dec. 29, 1907, in Danville, Ill., the daughter of George Clinton and Laura Belle (Keplinger) Bunnell. One of four children, she lived her early childhood on farms near Chili, Wabash, and Peoria. She graduated from Butler High School and attended Manchester College. While working as a waitress during the summers, she met W. Scott Savage of Macy. They were married on April 14, 1929, in the Indianapolis home of Charles and Ella Kroft. They went on a honeymoon trip the following summer in their new Model A Ford to Yellowstone National Park and to visit Scott's sister Marie, who had homesteaded near Edmonton, Canada.

She lived in Macy from 1929 to 1957. During this time, she taught school and was the Miami County truant officer as well as raising four children. The family ran a dairy during the summers, had a large garden, truck patch and raised chickens for eggs and fryers to sell. She did lots of canning and baking. She enjoyed fishing, going to family picnics, collecting rocks and sea shells, hunting mushrooms, watching birds and animals.

Once her children entered school, she resumed teaching school and was one of the first kindergarten teachers in Rochester, teaching two sessions, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon in a church basement. She continued teaching elementary school in Miami and Fulton counties until her retirement in 1972.

After retirement, she and her husband made many trips with their travel trailer camping and fishing in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Canada. They spent several winters in their travel trailer at Fort Myers Beach, Fla., where they were often joined by her brother Truman. This was an especially happy time in her life. They went out to eat frequently, had a whole circle of friends and she started doing shell craft work, macramé and crocheting.

After her husband's death on Nov. 9, 1975, Mrs. Savage continued her activities as a volunteer member of RSVP, working at the Woodlawn Hospital gift shop, the Fulton County Historical Museum, Fulton County Public Library, and as a teaching assistant with Alphabet Box Day Care Center. She had been a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Indiana State Teacher's Association and the National Education Association.

Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Savage, Sonoma, Calif., and Anita and husband Howard DuBois, Rochester; sons, Argyle D. and wife Barbara Savage, Peru, and Louis S. and wife Lee Ann Savage, Bluffton, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Irma Stites, and brothers, Lloyd and Truman Bunnell.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Mrs. Savage's grandson, the Rev. Doc Newcomb, officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Manitou Training Center, Grace United Methodist Church or to the donor's favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@ tcol.com.

Wednesday, August 9, 2006


 

Raymond Kline Day

July 22, 1946-Aug. 3, 2006

Raymond Kline DAY, 60, of 339 Ohio St., Rochester, died of natural causes at 12:43 a.m. Thursday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Born in Macy to Bower "Sie" and Roseleen Robins Day, he lived his entire life in the Macy and Rochester communities. On July 1, 2000, he married Terri Shortz in Rochester. She survives.

He retired from Bowen Construction, Logansport. He enjoyed woodworking, sketching and drawing in pastels and pen and ink. He also assisted his mom with parade floats and made snow sculptures. A loving and caring person, he was a member of the former Macy United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, Terri Day, who survives at home, he is survived by his mother, Roseleen Day, Macy; two daughters, Naomi "Midge" Toulbee, Rochester, and Monique Day, South Bend; one son, Eric Day, Rochester; one stepdaughter, Pamela Spencer, Rochester; one stepson, Jay Klingshirn, Rochester; one sister, Sianna Deeds and husband Jerry, Macy; four brothers, Myron "Bud" Day and wife Barbara, Chili, Rex Day, Dothan, Ala., Robin Day and wife Pamela, Rochester, and David Day, Rochester; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, father-in-law, two sisters-in-law and a niece.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor David Welsh officiating. Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


 

Harold L. Edwards Sr.

Harold L. EDWARDS Sr., 90, Warsaw, died Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Survivors include his wife, Esther P. Edwards, Warsaw; two sons, Harold L. Edwards II and Timothy Kent Edwards, both of Warsaw; one daughter, Kimm Ann Dock, Warsaw; and one brother, Kenneth D. Edwards, Groveland, Fla. His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. There is no visitation. McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, is handling arrangements.


 

Garry L. Wright

Garry L. WRIGHT, 50, 306 N. Jefferson St., Silver Lake, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Thursday,, Aigist 10, 2006


 

Garry L. Wright

March 31, 1956-Aug. 8, 2006 Garry L. WRIGHT, 50, of 8906 South Hill Drive, Silver Lake, died at 9:30

p.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was in failing health since April. Born in Rochester to Waitsel and Adeline Matzat Wright, he graduated from

Akron High School in 1974. He had been an employee of NG Instruments, an orthopedics company, in Warsaw. On Aug. 25, 1998, in Warsaw, he married Janet Tillman and she survives at home. He attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Warsaw.

In addition to his wife, Janet Wright, he is also survived by his father, Waitsel "Gummy" Wright, Akron; one daughter, Kelly Smith, Columbia City; one son, William Smith, San Diego, Calif.; two granddaughters, Alexandra Smith and Sarah Nulf, both of Columbia City; four sisters, Karen and husband Frank Frolick, Rochester, Sharon and husband Jay Heckman, Silver Lake, Shelly and husband Keith Davidson, Warsaw, and Brenda and husband Tom Lester, Noblesville; and four brothers, Bruce and wife Diane Hogue, Akron, Larry Wright, Claypool, Royce Wright, Akron, and Rodney Wright, Akron.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Larry Mandell officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Friday, August 11, 2006

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Saturday, Aigiust 12, 2006

Glendyn C. ALBRIGHT, 83, of 7980 E. 18Th Road, Argos, died at 1:29 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.  Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Glendyn C. ALBRIGHT, 83, a lifetime resident on the Allbright farm and winter visitor of Mesa, Ariz., died at 1:29 p.m. Friday from complications after heart surgery at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

He was born on Sept. 30, 1922, in Argos. His parents were the late Clarence and Jessie (Williams) Albright.  Raised near Argos, Glendyn graduated from Argos High School in the Cass of 1940. He received the Alumni Hall of Fame Award in 1994. After attending Purdue Unversity, he took over the family farms.

On July 18, 1942, Glendyn and Marjorie R. (Ferguson) were married and recently celebrated their 64th anniversary. The Albright farm was where Glendyn raised hybrid hogs and sheep that frequently topped the Chicago Stock Market.

From 1960 to 1968, Glendyn held the office of Marshall County Auditor. Upon leaving office, he was appointed by Governor Otis Bowen to the State Board of Tax Commissioners in 1977.  Glendon was promoted to Northern Indiana Field Representative Supervisor, a position held until his retirement in 1986.  For the last 20 years, Glendyn has consulted part time with local cities, townships, school boards and libraries on their anual budgets.

Glendyn was a life member of Argos Bible Church, past PTA president and a Kiwanis member.  Being a strong advocate for public education prompted him to serve on the Building Committee for Argos Community Schools.  Glendyn was also a member of the Marshall County Democratic Party, Purdue Alumn Association and Arizona Historical Foundations.

One of Glendyn’s passions was travel, which took him and his family on trips from coast to coast in the United States, several cruises, from the Mediterranean, to Alaska, the Panama Canal, on the Mississippi, and along the US. east coast.

Glendyn is survived by his wife Marjorie; son, Merlyn D. and wife Donita Albright, Paradise Valley, Ariz.; daughter, Angela K. and husband Chris McDonnell, Leiters Ford; sister, Ione DeBolt, and three nieces, all of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Johnny and wife Julie Mooney, Rochester, Jeffery Mooney, Culver, Brenyn and wife Alli Albright, Scottsdale, Ariz., Deena and husband Wade Smith, Mesa, Ariz., and Shoda and husband Troy Beehler, Rochester; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Argos Bible Church, 210

S. Maple St., Argos, with the Rev. Mark Fishburn officiating.  Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends will be welcomed by the family to celebrate Glendyn’s life from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, and at the church Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 601 W. Edison, Mishawaka, IN 46545, or to the American Heart Association, Northern Indiana, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 

Harold R. Mannies

Harold R. MANNIES, 76, OF 6128 W. 1300 South Silver Lake, died at 4:3-

a.m. Sunday at his residence.  Arramge,emts are [emdomg at Earl-Love Funeral

Home, Akron Tuesday, August 15, 2006


 

Julia Anne 'Judy' Hudkins

June 21, 1931-Aug. 12, 2006

Julia Anne "Judy" HUDKINS, 75, died Saturday at the William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, Fla., after a brief illness.

She was born on June 21, 1931, in Fulton County and spent many wonderful years in Indiana before making her home in Sebastian, Fla., in August 1989. Judy received her formal education from Burton Elementary School in Burton, and Warsaw High School in Warsaw. In 1971, she graduated from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, receiving her B.S. in sociology and criminology, and later earned her M.S. from ISU in education psychology in 1979.

Judy was employed by the Indiana Department of Corrections at the Indiana Boys School and retired in April 1989 after 16 years of state service as a behavioral clinician.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Donald Hudkins of Sebastian, son Michael and wife Laura of Orlando, Fla., and daughter Renee Gunter and husband David of Richmond, Va., eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her mother, Pauline Borden Dunton of Benton Harbor, Mich., and the following brothers and sisters: Robert Clemans and wife Mary of Edwardsburg, Mich., James Carey and wife Karolyn of Fort Wayne, Forest

G. Vining, Rodney Carey, Rosetta Stout, Glenda Holbrook, Linda Creamer and her husband Rick, all of Warsaw, Virginia Schuh and her husband John of Sarasota, Fla., Susan Fairbanks and her husband Lester of Watervliet, Mich., Patricia Lester and Sandra Vermilyers, both of Coloma, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.

Best friends include Bonnie Shouse of Reelsville, Eleanor Grabenbauer and Lavina Dozer and the late Katherine Dalton, all of Sebastian, Fla.

Judy was preceded in death by her father, Rex Carey Sr., and stepmother Millicent Carey Slone of Warsaw; stepfather, Eugene Dunton of Benton Harbor, Mich.; sisters, Katherine Carey and Helen Dunton O'Dell; and brothers, Cephus Dunton and Rex "Dave" Carey.

An expert quilter, family chef and wonderful matriarch who always had a great story to tell, Judy's memory is cherished by many family members and friends.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Grant Kilps officiating. Burial will be in Sebastian Cemetery, Sebastian.


 

Harold R. 'Red' Mannies

March 19, 1930-Aug. 13, 2006 Harold R. "Red" MANNIES, 76, of 6128 W. 1300 South, Silver Lake, died at

4:30 a.m. Sunday at his residence after a short illness.

Born in Miami County to Charley and Nellie (Baber) Mannies, he lived most of his life in the Akron area after moving from the Peru and Gilead areas. On March 19, 1948, in Peru, he married Thelma A. (Rogers) Mannies. He retired as a truck driver from Wabash Alloys, where he worked for 34 years.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Mannies; six daughters, Rita Sue (Willard) Manns, Akron, Mira Jean (Lorenzo) Leon, Akron, Beth Ann (Don) Hopkins, Akron, Velvet Vena Reed, Silver Lake, Schery Lynn (Bruce) White, Peru, Mona Rea (Larry) Wolf, Logansport; three sons, Montie Ross (Teresa) Mannies, Mathew James (Jackie) Mannies, Shanen doah (Darla) Mannies, all of Logansport; one brother, Arville (France) Mannies, Peru; 27 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Raymond and Robert Mannies; one sister, Betty Helman; one daughter, Becky Jo Mannies.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Frank Whitaker officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County, P.O. Box 621, 420 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975.


 

Paul M. 'Pudge' Scheffer

Feb. 18, 1924-Aug. 13, 2006

Paul M. 'Pudge' SCHEFFER, 82, of 6144 South Indiana 119, Star City, died at 8:25 p.m. Sunday at the VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Born in Pulaski, his parents were Henry and Katherine Miller Scheffer. He married Helen L. Ortman Scheffer on Nov. 30, 1945, in Pulaski. She survives at home.

Paul lived all of his life in Pulaski County. A lifetime member of the VFW Post No. 1728 in Winamac, Pudge was a farmer. His daily routine included his truck route. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pulaski. He enjoyed spending time with his friends at Bill & Babe's.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Linda (Tom) Hoffman, Ashboro, N.C., Lynn Nufer, Winamac, Kathleen Schroeder, Evansville, Vickie (Gary) Funkhouser, Wingate, and Shelley (Mark) Krider, Columbia City; seven sons, Ronald Scheffer, Donald (Shirley) Scheffer, all of Rochester, Gary (Ruth) Scheffer, Leiters Ford, Douglas Scheffer, Star City, Stephen Scheffer, Winamac, George (Melinda) Scheffer, Francesville, and Bradley Scheffer, Winamac; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother, Dick Scheffer, Winamac. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Randall Raymond Scheffer; three brothers and one sister.

His funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Central time Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pulaski, with the Rev. Ronald Schiml officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery South, Pulaski, where the VFW and American Legion posts will conduct military graveside services. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Central time today at Frain Mortuary, 305 E. Main St., Winamac. A rosary service will be at

7:30 p.m. Central time today at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pulaski. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.frainmortuary.com.


 

Marceline Workman

Oct. 2, 1932-Aug. 13, 2006

Marceline WORKMAN, age 73, of 7537 Indiana 331, Bourbon, passed away on Sunday morning in Memorial Hospital of South Bend from injuries she suffered after being struck by a car in front of her home.

Marceline was born Oct. 2, 1932, at Etna Green, the daughter of Ray and Grace Johnston Young. She was a 1951 graduate of Etna Green High School. She was a lifelong resident of the Bourbon and Etna Green area. A homemaker, she loved to travel with friends and family and she collected knick-knacks. Marceline was proud to be a member of the Red Hat Society of Bourbon, where she enjoyed outings and fellowship with her friends.

Marceline married Dale L. Workman on Sept. 9, 1951. He passed away on Dec. 27, 1995. She is survived by her two daughters, Vickie and Gale Rottmiller, Rochester, and Cheryl and Joe Lace, Guyton, Ga., and two sons, Doug and Mary Workman, Bourbon, and Luke (Dale) and Edie Workman of Breman. She also has 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, along with her sister, Marie Graham, of Warsaw, and her two brothers, Howard and Maxine Young, Plymouth, and Harold and Shirley Young, Tucson, Ariz. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Jr., in 1963.

A celebration of Marceline's life will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon, with the Rev. Robert Wyman officiating. Burial will be at Stony Point Cemetery, Etna Green. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Friday. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice or Marshall County Hospice in her memory.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


 

Mary R. Spore

Mary R. SPORE, 52, of 6235 East A St., Athens, died at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Thursday, August 17, 2006


 

Mary R. Spore

Mary R. SPORE, 52, of 6235 A. Street, Athens, died Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette.

Survivors include her husband, Daniel Spore, at home; her father, Lester Williams, Plymouth; three daughters, Erica Pike, Mishawaka, Monica Oglesbee, Millersburg, and Bethany Pike, Plymouth; two sons, Jason Spore and Sean Spore, both of Warsaw; and five sisters, Lenda Barkus, Plymouth, Margaret Holderman, Plymouth, Karen King, Knox, Judie Lamb, Anderson, and Connie Hite, Talma.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bourbon United Pentecostal Church, Bourbon. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is handling arrangements.

Friday, August 18, 2006


 

Delores Marie Arnett

Oct. 12, 1934-Aug. 4, 2006

Delores Marie ARNETT, 72, of 409 Cypress Drive, Tequesta, Fla., died Aug. 4 at Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, Fla. She was in failing health for three years.

Born in Dallam County, Texas, to the late Tony and Amada Jackson Garcia, she lived in Fulton County, then moved to Mississippi and then to Florida, where she lived the past 13 years.

On July 2, 1952, she married Joseph Arnett in Rensselaer. He preceded her in death in 1989. She was a homemaker and had worked as a nurse and a hair stylist. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Florida. She enjoyed flower gardening, cooking and walking on the beach while watching the sun rise.

Survivors include three sons, Joseph Paul Arnett and companion Sharon Leffert, Robert Lee Arnett, and William "Wink" Anthony Arnett and wife Tammy, all of Rochester; two grandchildren, Julie Arnett and Aaron Arnett; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Ernst, Monticello, and Marie Davis, Rensselaer; and five brothers, Manuel Garcia, Gilbert Garcia, Charlie Garcia, Billy Garcia and Jackie Garcia, all of Rensselaer. She was preceded in death by a son, John E. Arnett in 2002; a granddaughter, Amy Arnett; and two brothers, Tony Garcia Jr. and Frank Garcia.

Her graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, with the Rev. Charles Arnett officiating. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be sent to goodfamily@ rtcol.com. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.


 

Lucrecia S. Hazard

Lucrecia S. HAZARD, 67, of 5339 W. Kiwi Road, Claypool, died at 6:12

a.m. today at her residence. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

William D. Stults

William D. STULTS, 79, of 18509 Gumwood Road, Argos, died at 4:05 p.m. Thursday at Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, Tenn. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Saturday, August 19, 2006


 

Lucrecia S. Hazard

Lucrecia S. HAZARD, 67, of 5339 W. Kiwi Road, Claypool, died Friday at home.

Survivors include two daughters, Pretzel Jean D’sousa, Kentucky, and Donna Wright, Claypool; three sons, Timothy Hazard, Owego, Ill., John Hazard, Carson City, Nev., and Dominic Hazard, Claypool.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter Day Saints, Warsaw. Visitation will be from 8 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Lewis L. “Red” Martin

Lewis L. “Red” MARTIN, 65, DeSoto Towers, Bradenton, Fla., and formerly of Akron, died at 1215 a.m. Friday at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton. Arrangements are pending at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Bradenton.


 

William “Bill” Marcs Myers

July 15, 1936 - Aug 17, 2006

William “Bill” Marcus MYERS, 70, passed away Thursday in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

He was born to Paul and Betty (Newcomb) Myers on July 15, 1936 in Rochester. He moved to Lake Havasu 10 years ago from Ukiah, Calif., where he was a self employed mortgage broker for 20 years.

Bill is survived by his loving family, son Marc Myers, Costa Mesa, Calif., two daughtrs, Maureen Wise, Ariz., and Tonya McElwee, Rescue, Calif; and five grandchildren. The family would like to extend their thanks to his special friends, Terry White and Cindy Sutton.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. at Eversole Mortuary in Ukiah, Calif.  Burial will take place at Ukiah Cemetery.  Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-frazfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory.


 

Johanna R. Peters

Johanna R. PETERS, 83, 158 S. 800 West, Warsaw, passed away at 1:20

p.m. Friday at Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake.  Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Kathryn Sissel

June 29, 1915-Aug. 18, 2006 Kathryn SISSEL, 91, 1416 Madison Street, Rochester, passed away at 5:25

p.m. Friday at her residence. She was born on June 29, 1915 in South Bend.  She is the daughter of Harry

H. and Vera (Wells) Hogue.  On August 6, 1933 in Rochester, she married Joseph A. Sissel. He preceded her in death on November 27, 2001. Mrs. Sissel had been a licensed beautician and homemaker.  She was a member of the Rochester First Christian Chuch and enjoyed corcheting.

 

Survivors include her two daughters, Nancy Luckenbill, Rochester, and Barbara and husband Carl Lowe, Macy; eight grandchildren, Patrick Luckenbill, Michael Luckenbill, Kathy Prater, Maureen McClusky, Mark Sissel, C.J. Lowe, Jill Lowe, Jason Lowe, two step-grandchildren, Carla Smith and Greg Lowe, ten great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, sister, Harriett and husband Robert Eklund, Rockford, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jack Hogue.

Private family services will be conducted at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Woody Slade officiating.  Friends may call from 2

p.m. to 5 p.m Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to Zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.

Monday, August 21, 2006


 

Lewis L. 'Red' Martin

Lewis L. "Red" MARTIN, 65, Bradenton, Fla., passed away Friday at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton.

Survivors include his son, Keenan, of Bradenton; daughters, Heather and husband Joey Snyder, Franklin, N.C., and Ambyr and husband Gus Young, Bradenton; grandchildren, Jeremy and Amanda Young, Korey and Kyle Martin, all of Bradenton, Joshua, Nycole and Jessica Snyder, and great-grandson Josiah Snyder, all of Franklin, N.C.; sisters, Virginia Baker, Plymouth, Karen and husband Eugene Deeds and Sue and husband Virgil Hudkins, all of Rochester; brothers, Ron Martin and wife Dorothy, Dallas, Texas, Don Martin and wife Terri, Bradenton, James Fisher and wife Mary, Rochester, and John Fisher and wife Jeannine, Henderson, Nev.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, ex-wife Janet Teel Harvey and Richard Harvey, Ellenton, Fla., and Bea Blankenship, Bradenton. Preceding him in death were daughter Kinda Kaye Martin; parents, Louis and Martha Ellen Sands Martin; and brothers, Ralph, Robert and Charles Martin.

Red's ties with the Akron and Rochester areas remained strong throughout his life. He enjoyed coming back to Indiana for visits with his family. Red was an avid fan of NASCAR and loved watching his favorite football teams, the Indianapolis Colts and Notre Dame.

A celebration of his life will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Palmetto, Fla. An Indiana memorial service will be planned at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Palmetto, 1020 Fourth Street West, Palmetto, FL 34221 or the American Lung Association, 12734 Kenwood Lane, Suite 25, Fort Myers, FL 33907. Arrangements have been entrusted to Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Bradenton. Red's mischievous smile and laughter will forever be missed by his family and friends.


 

Johanna R. Peters

May 5, 1923-Aug. 18, 2006

Johanna R. PETERS, 83, of 158 S. 800 West, Warsaw, died at 1:20 p.m. Friday at Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake.

Born in Keyenborg, Gelderland, The Netherlands, to Geradus and Marie Weinholts Menting, she moved to the area in 1949. On April 27, 1949, she married Bernard J. Peters in Keyenborg. He passed away Feb. 21, 2003. A homemaker, she also owned and operated Peters Dairy Farm with her late husband. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warsaw, and the Merry Mollys Home Ec club.

 Survivors include three daughters, Mary and husband Ted Shoemaker, North Webster, Eileen and husband Richmond Bradford, North Manchester, and Diana and husband Fritz Miller, Madison, Wis.; four sons, Anthony G. Peters, West Virginia, Gary Peters, Indianapolis, Darryl and wife Deb Peters, Warsaw, and Ronald J. Peters, Warsaw; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marie and husband Antoon Peters, Trees and husband Albert Jaalting, all of The Netherlands, and Cecilia and husband Joe Huitink, Ontario, Canada; two brothers, Jan Menting and Herman and wife Riky Menting, all of The Netherlands. She was preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers.

Her Mass of Christian burial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warsaw, with Monsignor James J. Wolf officiating. Burial will be at Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8

p.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with a rosary service at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Our Fathers House or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warsaw.


 

Kathryn Sissel

June 29, 1915-Aug. 18, 2006 Kathryn SISSEL, 91, of 1416 Madison St., Rochester, passed away at 5:25

p.m. Friday at her residence.

She was born on June 29, 1915, in South Bend, the daughter of Harry H. and Vera (Wells) Hogue. On Aug. 6, 1933, in Rochester, she married Joseph A. Sissel. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 2001.

Mrs. Sissel had been a licensed beautician and homemaker. She was a member of the Rochester First Christian Church and enjoyed crocheting.

Survivors include her daughters, Nancy Luckenbill, Rochester, Barbara and husband Carl Lowe, Macy; son, Tom and wife Sandra Sissel, South Burlington, Vt.; grandchildren, Patrick Luckenbill, Michael Luckenbill, Kathy Prater, Maureen McClusky, Mark Sissel, C.J. Lowe, Jill Lowe, Jason Lowe; stepgrandchildren, Carla Smith, Greg Lowe; 10 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister, Harriett and husband Robert Eklund, Rockford, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jack Hogue.

Private family services will be conducted at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Woody Slade officiating. Visitation was from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to zimmermanbros@rtcol.com.


 

William D. Stults

Nov. 2, 1926-Aug. 17, 2006

William D. STULTS, 79, of 18509 Gumwood Road, Argos, died at 4:05 p.m. Thursday at Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, Tenn., following a three-week illness.

Born in Argos to Daniel and Vada (Kamp) Stults, he lived all his life in the area. He graduated from Argos High School with the Class of 1944. He married Wilma Nifong on June 28, 1946, in Plymouth and she died on May 27, 1961. He married Shirley Trimmer on Dec. 31, 1962, in Plymouth and she died on Aug. 26, 2002. He worked as a farmer and janitor at Argos Community Schools. He attended Argos Bible Church.

Survivors include two sons, David and wife Kathy Stults and William "Bill" and wife Lisa Stults, all of Argos; three daughters, Janet and husband Alan Robinson, Chattanooga, Tenn., Judy and husband Kevin Miller, Akron, and Sharlene "Shar" and husband Tom Coahran, Rochester; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margreret Baughman, Argos, and Mildred Craig, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Elmer and Robert Stults; and one grandson, Greg Stults.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, with the Revs. David Welsh and Kenneth Todd officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 601 W. Edison, Mishawaka, IN 46545, and Argos Dollars for Scholars. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 

Lida Mae Wyrick

Lida Mae WYRICK, 88, of 1388 E. Olson Road, Rochester died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


 

Manis 'Tom' Caudill

Manis "Tom" CAUDILL, 76, of 8747 E. 250 South, Akron, died at 11:12

a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


 

William 'Bill' Marcus Myers

William "Bill" Marcus MYERS, 70, passed away Thursday in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

He was born to Paul and Betty (Newcomb) Myers on July 15, 1936, in Rochester. He moved to Lake Havasu 10 years ago from Ukiah, Calif., where he was a self-employed mortgage broker for 20 years.

Bill is survived by his loving family, son Marc Myers, Costa Mesa, Calif.; two daughters, Maureen Wise, Arizona, and Tonya McElwee, Rescue, Calif.; and five grandchildren. The family would like to extend their thanks to his special friends, Terry White and Cindy Sutton.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Eversole Mortuary in Ukiah, Calif. Burial will take place at Ukiah Cemetery. Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-fraze funeralhome.com. Arrange-ments are entrusted to Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


 

Manis L. 'Tom' Caudill

July 4, 1930-Aug. 21, 2006

Manis L. "Tom" CAUDILL, 76, rural Akron, died at 11:12 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette. His health was failing since May.

Born in Johnson County, Kentucky, to James W. and Bessie Carpenter Caudill, he married Alice M. VanLue on Oct. 28, 1962, in Athens. She died July 1, 1992. He retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years and then worked a few years for McMahan-O'Connor Construction Company, Rochester. He then worked for the Indiana Department of Transportation, from which he later retired.

Survivors include four sisters, Veva Bell, Baltimore, Md., Elsie Spradlin, South Point, Ohio, Mayme Chapman, Huntington, W.Va., and Lucy B. Ranck, Peru; one brother, William "Jack" Caudill, Silver Lake; one sister-in-law, Nancy VanLue, New Jersey. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Josephine Caudill and Edna Witten, and one brother, Willis Caudill.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305

W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Richard Knarr officiating. Burial will be at Athens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.


 

John Crabbs

John CRABBS, 88, Phoenix, Ariz., and formerly of this area, died Aug. 13 in Phoenix. His funeral service was Saturday.


 

Virginia M. Smith

Virginia M. SMITH, 85, Chase Center, Logansport, formerly of Fulton County, died Tuesday at her residence.

There are no immediate family survivors.

No services or visitation will be observed. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, is handl